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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.

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