If you are ever worried about the pursuit of cultural experience in our country, take heart: the Institute for Museums and Library Services says there are approximately 35,000 museums in the United States. That's more than the number of Starbucks and McDonald's combined!
Of those 35,000 museums, the American Alliance of Museums awards accreditation to but a fraction of those museums–3% at last count. And the Fort Wayne Museum of Art is one of those accredited museums.
As the museum field's mark of distinction since 1971, accreditation offers high profile, peer-based validation of a museum's operations and impact. An accredited museum achieves excellence in everything it does, from mission-based programming to collections stewardship to organizational planning. Accredited museums serve their communities with culturally relevant programming to add quality to our standard of living and meaning to our lives.
Your financial support over the years has helped us reach this high standard and means the world to us. I call on you again to help us sustain this excellence as we continue to serve the community with nothing but the very best art experiences.
Please consider a gift to the 2016 Annual Appeal. Thank you!
Contribute a tax-deductible gift to our most important campaign of the year - and help the Museum reach more people in more places than ever before! All donors to the Annual Appeal will be recognized in the FWMoA Annual Report.