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 SFO Museum (SFOM) was established by the Airport Commission in 1980 for the purposes of humanizing the Airport environment, providing visibility for the cultural life of the San Francisco Bay Area, and providing educational services for the traveling public. In 1999, SFOM became the first museum at an airport to receive accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, a distinction it retains. Today, SFOM is a widely imitated model for museums operating in public spaces. The Museum produces around forty exhibits annually on themes of art, history, science, and culture, and features more than twenty galleries throughout the Airport terminals, as well as the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum, a permanent collection of over 100,000 objects related to the history of commercial aviation. For more information, visit us at

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