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Museum Group Launches Plan to Bring DE&I to Accreditation

The initiative is designed to help institutions better engage with their communities

The American Alliance of Museums has launched a three-year initiative to update its DEI standards, which includes plans to update its accreditation process for member museums.

The initiative, announced last month, is a direct outcome of a report from AAM’s DEA&I (diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion) task force released in August.

"Given that DEA&I work must be a focused and intentional effort that weaves throughout different levels and departments within a museum, so too should it be throughout accreditation," said the report.

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