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December 2010 - Museum Receives Highest Honor -

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is pleased to announce it has been awarded subsequent accredita- tion by the American Association of Museums. Accreditation is a widely recognized seal of approval that brings national recognition to museums for their commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards, and continued institutional improvement. Of the nation’s estimated 17,500 museums, only 775 are currently accredited.

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May 2010 - San Diego Landmark Celebrated its 75th Anniversary -

The historic San Diego Ford Building, home to the San Diego Air and Space Museum, was originally built to house the Ford Industrial exhibition for the California Pacific International Exhibition of 1935-36, turned 75 on May 29, 2010.

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October 2009 - SDASM Environmental Study -

Environment is the most persistent force influencing the longevity of various collections, affecting them every minute of every day. The ideal collection environment includes controlled temperature and relative humidity, clean air with good circulation, controlled light sources, and freedom from biological infestation.

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April 2009 - Library & Archives Receives Grant -

The Library & Archives (L&A) has received a $6,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to purchase shelving and preservation supplies, including special archival boxes. Head Archivist, Katrina Pescador, says the one-year project will address the Museum’s serious lack of space by replacing existing inadequate storage fixtures with more space efficient equipment.

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October 2008 - Online Catalog -

The San Diego Air & Space Museum now offers a way for the public to search the holdings of its Library & Archives’ extensive collection of aviation- and aerospace-related books. AeroCat, the Museum’s new online catalog, offers immediate Internet access to thousands of items related to aviation, space history, and technology.

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