Dickson Store Museum receives designation

The Dickson Store Museum has been awarded the Recognized Museum designation again from the Alberta Museums Association.

The Dickson Store Museum has been awarded the Recognized Museum designation again from the Alberta Museums Association.

This was the second time the museum took part in the Recognized Museum Program offered by the AMA.

The accreditation program asks that museums voluntarily meet with a panel of museum professionals to prove how their institutions meet the standards for the AMA’s “Definition of a Museum.”

Museums are then awarded a designation, which lasts for five years.

They must then reapply to the program.

The Dickson Store Museum was one of the first museums in the province to be awarded the status by the AMA, which started the program in 2006.

On June 20, staff at the museum found out they could add the dates of 2012-2017 to their existing Recognized Museum sign, displayed in front of the 103-year-old building.

The designation highlights the museum’s dedication to maintaining standards of professional practice, said Sharon Lightbrown, manager of the Dickson Store Museum.

It will also work to ensure the museum continues to play a strong and important role within the community, she said.