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Museum Assessment Program (MAP)

Special Opportunity for Previous MAP Participants!

Has your museum completed a Museum Assessment Program (MAP) assessment during the years 2012-2018?

Would you like an all-expenses paid follow up visit with your original Peer Reviewer?

Applications will be accepted July 15, 2020 – July 31, 2020!

“…I cannot express the difference this [second] visit has made. We were able to show our peer reviewer the progress that we had made in six months and for her to reinforce some of the lessons from the first visit has made a huge impact on our project…I cannot thank AAM enough for this opportunity. I feel so fortunate to have had this second chance… The first visit was amazing, but the second visit was truly needed to complete this project and for us to have a successful museum. Thank you again.”

About MAP

Since its inception in 1981, the Museum Assessment Program (MAP) has helped more than 5,000 small and mid-sized museums of all types strengthen operations, plan for the future, and meet standards.

Through a one-year process of self-assessment, institutional activities, and consultative peer review with a site visit and recommendations, your museum emerges with:

  • Greater alignment of activities, mission, and resources
  • Analysis of its strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities
  • Prioritized roadmap for improving operations and meeting standards
  • Practices benchmarked to standards
  • Enhanced credibility with potential funders and donors
  • Improved communications between staff, board, and other constituents
  • Expert advice, recommendations, and resources
  • Increased capacity for strategic planning
  • Preparation for core document verification, accreditation or reaccreditation

MAP offers five different assessments to choose from:

  • Organizational
  • Collections Stewardship
  • Education & Interpretation
  • Community & Audience Engagement
  • Board Leadership

Find out which one is right for your museum and the date for the next application deadline.

MAP is supported through a cooperative agreement between the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the American Alliance of Museums.

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