Mission: To champion American museums and nurture excellence in partnership with members and allies.
About the Organization: Since 1906, the has worked to strengthen leadership, advocacy, and collaboration in the museum field through the development of , advocating for issues that affect all museums, and providing opportunities to museum staff and volunteers. The alliance is dedicated to ensuring that museums remain a vital part of the American landscape and connecting people with the greatest achievements of the human experience — past, present, and future. AAM's current focus areas include advancing in all aspects of museum structure and programming; expanding the role of museums in an evolving ecosystem of P-12 ; and evolving museums' business models to ensure their .
Current Programs: AAM's activities encompass a continuum of standards-based assessment and recognition programs, including the , the , the Collections Assessment for Preservation program, Standards of Excellence for History Organizations, , and . As part of its advocacy work, the organization issues and publishes policy and . The alliance also publishes and offers . In addition, the , in collaboration with the museum community, works to monitor cultural, technological, political, and economic trends that matter to museums; equip museums to help their communities address future challenges; and build strong connections among museums and educational, corporate, civic, nonprofit, and government organizations.
Website: Visitors to the American Alliance of Museums can search for ; access information about , including , collections policies, and ; and/or keep up with the latest developments through the organization's or . Museum professionals can check out a variety of and , learn how to build their , and/or learn more about .