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Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Recognized for Excellence

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Monday, July 10, 2017

Museum Passes the American Alliance of Museums’ Core Documents Verification Program

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC), a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has passed the American Alliance of Museums’ Core Documents Verification, an important milestone in its ongoing efforts to demonstrate excellence and meet standards and best practices.

Earning Core Documents Verification means the national professional organization for the museum industry has verified—through a thorough expert review—that the museum has an educational mission; and ethics, planning, emergency, and collections stewardship policies in place that reflect standard practices of professional museums. These elements were evaluated because they are deemed essential for every institution that identifies itself as a professional member of the museum field. 

Of the nation’s nearly 33,000 museums about 1,109 have passed the Core Documents Verification. MTCC is one of nine museums in Arkansas to have done so.

One reason MTCC undertook this outside review was to show the public that the museum has in place the policies and plans that are essential to good museum management and which provide its staff and governing authority the structure, ethical grounding and accountability needed to make informed and consistent decisions for the good of our public and in support of the museum’s mission and sustainability.

“Achieving this milestone is an important step forward for MTCC,” Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, said. “As a young museum, completion of the Core Documents Verification Program signals a level of professionalism and excellence. I am pleased with the hard work of the staff to achieve this goal and feel confident the next step – accreditation – is within reach as well.”


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