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Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass Celebrates its Re-Accreditation Throughout October

Untitled design 2023 10 04T173142.151Join Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass for a month-long celebration of its recent American Alliance of Museums re-accreditation by hosting a number of events throughout October.

“Originally awarded accreditation in 1974, the museum is one of only 21 museums in the State of Wisconsin to currently be accredited and of that 21, one of only 11 fine art museums to be accredited. We are so grateful to American Alliance of Museums for their support and believing in Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass for 48 years,” comments Amy G. Moorefield, Executive Director.

The month-long planned activities — many of which are admission free — highlight the museum’s special history and its focus on providing extraordinary glass experiences.

Events throughout the month include:

  • Art Activity Day, Spiderweb Sun Catcher, Saturday, October 7, 10am–2pm
  • Conversation with the Curator, A Celebration of Giving, Thursday, October 12, 6:30pm
  • If These Walls Could Talk, a behind-the-scenes tour, Sunday, October 15, 2pm
  • Wisconsin Science Festival Week:
    • Glass blowing demonstrations, Tuesday, October 17, 4:30 & 6:30pm
    • “Why Do Birds Sing?,” A Badger Talk presentation by Lauren Riters, PhD, Thursday, October 19, 6pm
  • Annual Member Meeting and Re-accreditation Celebration, Wednesday, October 25

Information on these events and more can be found at bmmglass.com.

The American Alliance Accreditation Program brings national recognition to a museum for its commitment to excellence, accountability, good governance practices and ethical behavior, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement.

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About the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass:

Ranked in the top five glass museums in the country, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass provides extraordinary glass experiences to spark fun, kindle creativity, and illuminate learning for all. Established in 1959, it has been an exclusively glass art museum since 2012, with four permanent collections: the world’s most representative collection of antique and contemporary glass paperweights, the Mahler collection of Germanic vessels dating from 1573, a collection of Victorian Era decorative glass baskets, and a significant collection of contemporary glass sculpture. The Museum’s Glass Studio offers classes, camps and teambuilding workshops in a

various glass-making techniques throughout the year for youth and adults. The Museum Shop carries works of art by more than 150 glass artists worldwide.

The museum is admission free and operates as a private, not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization, independent of the City of Neenah. Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass has the distinction of being accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). The honor of accreditation means the museum meets the rigorous standards of professionalism and best practices for museums set forth by AAM.

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is grateful to its seasonal sponsors: Miron Construction, Community First Credit Union, The Boldt Company, Northstar Asset Management, Associated Bank, Remley Law, S.C., City of Neenah, WI, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc., Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, State of Wisconsin COVID-19 Cultural Grant Program, and by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Media sponsorships courtesy of Wisconsin Public Radio and 91.1 The Avenue.

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00am—4:30pm Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday 1:00—4:30pm

Admission: Free admission always

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass 165 North Park Avenue, Neenah, WI 54956 Telephone: 920-751-4658, Website: bmmglass.com, Social: @bmmglass


About the American Alliance of Museums

Untitled design 2023 10 04T173117.063The American Alliance of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. Representing more than 35,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, institutions, and corporate partners

serving the museum field, the Alliance stands for the broad scope of the museum community. For more information, visit www.aam-us.org.