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Monday, July 6, 2015

SU Art Galleries Accepted into American Alliance of Museums Assessment Program

'Evil Paradise' by Erik WhiteSALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University Art Galleries is planning for the future following its acceptance into the American Alliance of Museums’ Museum Assessment Program.

“This has been a very rigorous process that is designed to lift us to national standards and offer valuable feedback on our operations,” said Tara Gladden, galleries manager.

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She and Elizabeth Kauffman, galleries director, with assessment team members Ursula Ehrhardt, SU art professor emerita, and John Mosher, SU art lecturer, created a 75-page self-study workbook to begin the year-long process. The galleries then were assigned a peer reviewer, Dr. Susana Bautista of the University of California’s Asia Pacific Museum.

Following interviews with staff and a tour of the galleries — including the University Gallery of Fulton Hall, SU Art Galleries Downtown Campus and the Electronic Gallery in the Teacher Education and Technology Center — Bautista will make recommendations regarding sustainable operations, growth and improvement.

With its acceptance into the Museum Assessment Program, SU Art Galleries joins more than 4,500 other small and mid-sized museums throughout the U.S. that have benefited from the initiative since 1980.

For more information call 410-548-2547 or visit the SU Art Galleries website at www.salisbury.edu/universitygalleries.


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