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U.Va. Art Museum Earns National Accreditation

December 3, 2001-- The University of Virginia Art Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Association of Museums – the highest honor a museum can receive. Accreditation certifies that a museum operates according to standards set forth by the museum profession, manages its collections responsibly and provides quality service to the public. Of the 8,000 museums nationwide, only some 750 are accredited.

"There are many advantages to being nationally accredited," said Jill Hartz, museum director. "Loans of artwork from museums and individuals and the booking of traveling exhibitions becomes much easier once potential lenders have the assurance that their work is going to a museum that meets the highest standards of the field." In addition, foundations and other grant-making agencies, as well as individuals, who may consider donating art or other assets, can be confident that the U.Va. museum will steward their gifts with utmost professionalism.

Accreditation is one of the several programs offered by the American Association of Museums to help museums achieve and maintain current standards of quality and excellence in the museum profession. The process involves a year-long study of every aspect of the museum's operations including collections management, exhibitions, educational programs, financing, governance and mission.

"We know that the University, its alumni and the people of Charlottesville share our pride in having earned this prestigious honor," Hartz said. "We invite everyone in our community to help us celebrate this award by visiting the museum and exploring our fine programs and exhibitions."

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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