The next Museum Assessment Program (MAP) deadline is July 1

30 May 2012 10:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

"The MAP program is crucial for any organization looking to gain a sense of standing against museum benchmarks and assess its strengths and weaknesses. The self study, site visit and report assisted our staff, volunteers and board in necessary education growth. The report will be an invaluable tool for our museum long into the future." - Leo Landis, Education Director and Curator, Salisbury House and Gardens, Des Moines, IA

The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) is an IMLS funded program available to small and mid-sized museums of all types. During MAP your museum conducts a self-study, consults with a museum professional who will provide a customized site visit and report and gains the tools to become a stronger institution.

  • •· The MAP process is customized to your museum.
  • •· The application is easy to complete and 98% of museums that apply get accepted.
  • •· Choose one of three assessment types: Organizational, Collections Stewardship or Community Engagement.

IMLS -funded MAP grants provide $4,000 of consultative resources and services to participating museums. Become the next museum to take advantage of MAP. The upcoming application deadline is July 1.

Visit for more information about MAP or contact us at or 202.289.9118.

MAP is administered by the American Association of Museums and supported through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Lauren Silberman

Coordinator, Museum Assessment Program

T: 202.218.7714 | F: 202.289.6578

American Association of Museums

1575 Eye Street NW, Suite 400 | Washington DC 20005


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