CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Museum Center received the highest national recognition and celebrated on Monday.
The Museum Center achieved accreditation from the American Association of Museums (AAM) which signifies excellence.
"Accreditation assures the people of Cincinnati that their museum is among the finest in the nation," said Ford Bell, President of AAM. "As a result, the citizens can take considerable pride in their homegrown institution, for its commitment to excellence and for the value it brings to the community."
Accreditation is a long process which could take up to three years to complete. A museum must conduct a year of self-study then have a site visit by a team of peer reviewers to earn accreditation. The AAM's Accreditations Commission review and evaluate the self-study and committee report to determine whether the museum will receive accreditation.
"It is an honor for CMC to be looked up to as a leader in the field. This distinction, coupled with the national Medal for Museum and Library Services, is a tribute to our staff, trustees, donors, members, volunteers and community partners whose unwavering dedication to our mission and innovative efforts has made us a unique asset and a vital community resource," said Douglass McDonald, President and CEO of Museum Center.