Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) is supported through a cooperative agreement between the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the American Alliance of Museums. It is designed to help museums assess their strengths and weaknesses, and plan for the future.
A MAP assessment requires members of the museum staff and governing authority to complete a self-study. After completion of the self-study, a site visit is conducted by one or more museum professionals, who tour the museum and meet with staff, governing officials, and volunteers. The reviewers work with the museum and MAP staff to produce a report evaluating the museum's operations, making recommendations, and suggesting resources.
There are three types of MAP assessments:
Eligible organizations should select one of the assessment types and prepare an application for either the Febuary 14 or July 1 deadline. Application materials and additional information are located atwww.aam-us.org/map.
Contact: Jill Connors-Joyner
Grant link: http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grants/museumAssessment.shtm