The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) earned reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition for a museum, ranking it among the most prestigious museums in the U.S. The designation showcases RAFFMA’s commitment to upholding the highest professional standards in the museum field, including ethics, financial sustainability and accountability.

For over 50 years, the American Alliance of Museums accreditation has been recognized as the gold standard for museum excellence. This marks the second time RAFFMA has earned this accreditation, previously receiving the designation in 2008.

RAFFMA earned reaccreditation following a rigorous process of self-assessment and peer review. Merry Scully, director of RAFFMA, acknowledges the dedication of the museum staff and dean’s office in the College of Arts and Letters during the self-assessment process, as well as the CSUSB staff and offices that helped RAFFMA earn the designation.

“The museum’s reaccreditation celebrates the professional staff and high standards that the museum maintains. RAFFMA is proud of our reaccreditation. It affirms our hard work and the hard work of others across the university,” said Scully. “RAFFMA is happy to be a part of the CSUSB university community and take seriously our ability to contribute to the CSUSB community and to act as a bridge between the university and the larger Inland Empire community.”

The American Alliance of Museums is the only organization representing the entire museum community. Of the nation’s estimated 33,000 museums, 1,113 are accredited. The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art is one of only 78 museums accredited in California.