MAP Costs and Services

There is no fee to participate in MAP.

Through a Cooperative Agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Alliance is able to offer MAP assessments at no cost to museums that meet the eligibility criteria. However, additional possible costs include:

  • In-house expenses associated with completing the MAP process (e.g., printing/copying, postage, supplies, internet, software, staff time, food/beverage for group meetings)
  • $1,650 to add a second peer reviewer (optional)

What You Get

MAP includes the following services, valued at approximately $4,000-$6,000*

  • MAP Materials: Workbook & Activities
  • Access to an online MAP Portal with customized presentations, activities, and resources to help you through each step of the MAP experience
  • Assessment Report: a written report of the Peer Reviewer’s findings and recommendations, with prioritized next steps and resources
  • The time, expertise, and travel expenses (transportation, meals, incidentals, lodging) for one Peer Reviewer to visit your museum for one to three days to offer guidance and consultation on site
  • Peer Reviewer’s honorarium
  • A dedicated MAP Program Officer for support, guidance, and feedback

*Your museum’s MAP participation is IMLS funded but is not a grant. AAM does not disperse any money to your museum. AAM receives grant funding from IMLS to deliver this comprehensive program and service to your museum

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