Museum Accreditation

Accreditation & Validation

Project Description

As CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and as the head of operations at Conner Prairie Doug McDonald has been a leader in four museum accreditations. Accreditation increases a museum’s credibility and value to funders, policy makers, insurers, community and peers. Accreditation is a powerful tool to leverage change and helps facilitate loans between institutions.

NGOgro plans focus on an organizations finances as well as its quality. Financial strength is important as it enables an organization to fulfil its mission in the highest quality manner.

Cincinnati Museum Center was awarded the 2009 National Medal of Museum Service by the Institute of Museum & Library Services. In making the award, IMLS stated, “The Cincinnati Museum Center is a national model of excellence as an educational and cultural complex that has successfully merged cultural institutions under the historic Union Terminal’s great half-dome. The combined Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History and Science, the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theatre, the Cincinnati Historical Society Library & Archives, the Geier Family Collections & Research Center, and the Richard & Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve represent the largest cultural institution in the city and the most visited museum in Ohio.”


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