Maryhill Museum of Art has been awarded the highest honor a museum can receive: accreditation by the American Association of Museums. Accreditation certifies that a museum operates according to standards set forth by the museum profession, manages its collections responsibly and provides quality service to the public. Of the 8,000 museums nationwide, only 750 are accredited, with only 15 in Washington and Oregon.
Accreditation is one of several programs offered by the American Association of Museums to help museums achieve and maintain current standards of quality and excellence in the museum profession. AAM is a national organization, with its headquarters in Washington, D.C., that has served the museum profession since 1906.
Maryhill Museum of Art seeks to enrich the lives of Pacific Northwest residents and visitors by providing public access to the Museum's influential history and broad spectrum of artistic expression. This is accomplished through growth and stewardship of the Museum's unique collections, cultural and natural resources, and presentation of quality exhibitions and educational programs.