Quantia “Key” Fletcher, director of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, has been appointed to the Accreditation Commission of the American Alliance of Museums.
Fletcher will be the first AAM commissioner in Arkansas history. This year, 78 individuals applied for only six spots, according to a press release from the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.
In the volunteer role, Fletcher will evaluate the accreditation status of museums and will guide institutions toward aligning themselves with their “own missions, changing communities, and the complex environment in which they operate and serve the public.”
“I could not think of anyone more deserving of this appointment than Key Fletcher,” said Marty Ryall, director of the Division of Arkansas Heritage. “The American Alliance of Museums is known for its efforts to champion museums and nurture excellence in partnership with members and allies. As director of Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Key has played a major role in achieving national accreditation for the museum, led the development of the museum’s first children’s gallery, and successfully completed a multimillion-dollar funding campaign.”
Fletcher has been on staff at the museum since before its opening in 2008 and spent eight years as deputy director until 2021, when she took over as director. With the help of Fletcher, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center was accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2020, an honor claimed by only 3 percent of museums in the United States.