Recognized Museum Program Information 


Alberta Museums AssociationWhat is a Recognized Museum?

A “Recognized Museum” is an institution that has demonstrated its commitment to public trust and public service by applying to, and attaining accreditation from, the Recognized Museum Program. The AMA designates Recognized Museums so that you, the museum visitor and supporter, can find, enjoy, and contribute to institutions where you are the top priority.

Look for the Recognized Museum logo during your next visit to an Alberta museum!

What is the Recognized Museum Program?

The Recognized Museum Program is an accreditation program for museums in Alberta. Applicants to the Program must show that they operate according to the AMA’s Definition of a Museum and that they meet certain standards of practice.

What is the Alberta Museums Association?

Vision Statement: The Alberta Museums Association is a leader and catalyst for dynamic connections among museums and communities.

The AMA was founded in 1971 as a non-profit society for the benefit of Alberta’s developing museum community. Through our programs and services in support of Alberta’s museums, the AMA contributes to the cultural vitality of Alberta. Alberta’s museums and their staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing a quality experience for the people who live in and visit Alberta’s communities.

To find out more, visit the Alberta Museums Association website.