MAP online application now open!

The American Alliance of Museums Museum Assessment Program (MAP) helps small and mid-sized museums of all types strengthen operations, plan for the future, and meet standards. More than 5,000 museums have participated in MAP since its inception in 1981. MAP is a one-year process of self-assessment, institutional activities, and consultative peer review with a site visit and an assessment report. 

Participating MAP museums report numerous positive impacts, such as improved strategic planning and operations, a more engaged governing body, greater understanding of strengths and challenges, increased awareness of standards and professional practice, and improved institutional stability. 

There are five different assessments to choose from:  

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

Did you know that more than one-third of museums re-enroll for an additional, different MAP assessment?

And, MAP helps museums at all stages of their organizational life cycle, from transitioning out of the founder stage to preparing for accreditation. MAP is a great, low-cost opportunity to take your museum to the next level!

 Apply online, and don’t delay! The application deadline is February 1, 2021. 

Interested in contributing your expertise to the MAP program? MAP Peer Reviewers enjoy giving back to the field and having fresh opportunities for professional development. Learn more and apply online.

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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