August 31, 2011
The American Association of Museums isn't ready to award The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History its re-accreditation just yet.
After finishing its review of PGMNH's application, AAM's Accreditation Commission tabled its decision on re-accrediting the museum for one year, identifying collections management policy as the weakest point. It did not find fault with the museum's governance or finances, according the museum's press release.
PGMNH frames the delay as fairly routine, stating that about 30 percent of AAM's re-accreditation decisions are tabled and that 96 percent of those are ultimately awarded their creds.
The museum was first accredited by AAM in 1972. Re-accreditation was due in 2006 but has been delayed while the museum transitioned from public to public-private governance. It remains accredited in the waiting period.