Application: Please visit Museum Assessment Program page for more information.
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 a one-year process of self-assessment, institutional activities, and consultative peer review designed to help museums of all types assess their strengths and weaknesses, strengthen their operations, and strategically plan for the future.
A MAP assessment requires members of the museum staff and governing authority to complete institutional activities and questions over the course of the year in their MAP Workbook. While completing their MAP Workbook, 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 an assessment report evaluating the museum's operations, making recommendations, and suggesting resources.
Five assessment types are currently offered: Organizational, Collections Stewardship, Education & Interpretation, Community & Audience Engagement, and Board Leadership.