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Delaware Senate passes concurrent resolution recognizing the division’s accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums

Written on: June 22nd, 2018 in Collections Museums News

On June 21, 2018, the Delaware Senate passed Concurrent Resolution 76 recognizing the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs for achieving accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest recognition afforded to museums in the United States. The division manages the state’s five museums and its archaeological and historic-objects collections.

State Sen. Nicole Poore speaking in support of Concurrent Resolution 76.

State Sen. Nicole Poore speaking in support of Concurrent Resolution 76.

Speaking from the Senate floor, the resolution’s primary sponsor, state Sen. Nicole Poore, commended the division for its commitment to excellence and its dedication to upholding the highest national standards in the museum field. Division Director Tim Slavin, in turn, praised the division’s staff and volunteers for their hard work in making American Alliance of Museums accreditation possible. The resolution now moves to the state House of Representatives for consideration.

Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Director Tim Slavin (at podium) speaking before the Delaware Senate passed Concurrent Resolution 76 recognizing the division for achieving accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. From left foreground are division Deputy Director Suzanne Savery; Slavin; Gloria Henry, site supervisor of the John Dickinson Plantation; and Edward McWilliams, manager of the division’s Collections, Affiliates, Research and Exhibits Team.

Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Director Tim Slavin (at podium) speaking prior to the Delaware Senate passing Concurrent Resolution 76 recognizing the division for achieving accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. From left foreground are division Deputy Director Suzanne Savery; Slavin; Gloria Henry, site supervisor of the John Dickinson Plantation; and Edward McWilliams, manager of the division’s Collections, Affiliates, Research and Exhibits Team.

Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs staff members outside Legislative Hall after attending the passage of Concurrent Resolution 76. From left: Edward McWilliams, Nena Todd, Ann Baker Horsey, Suzanne Savery, Vertie Lee, Jan Rettig, Gloria Henry (obscured), Steven Mumford, Sara Clendaniel and Ed Larrivee

Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs staff members outside Legislative Hall after attending the passage of Concurrent Resolution 76. From left: Edward McWilliams, Nena Todd, Ann Baker Horsey, Suzanne Savery, Vertie Lee, Jan Rettig, Gloria Henry (obscured), Steven Mumford, Sara Clendaniel and Ed Larrivee

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