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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mission Houses Museum earns its re-accreditation

Advertiser Staff

Mission Houses Museum officials yesterday said the Kaka'ako center has been re-accredited by the American Association of Museums.

AAM president Ford W. Bell said in a written statement that the action "means the people of Hawai'i can take great pride in the fact that they have in their midst one of America's best museums."

The other three museums in Hawai'i with AAM accreditation are the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Bishop Museum and the Lyman House Memorial Museum. Re-accreditation is required every 10 years.

"Every aspect of our operations was scrutinized, including financing, governance, visitor satisfaction surveys, staffing, public outreach and especially the preservation and conservation standards we use for our invaluable collections," said Robert L. Becker III, museum board member and immediate past president, who spearheaded the accreditation process.