Thursday, May 16, 2013

Museum Assessment Program (MAP) next steps

Museum Assessment Program

The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) Self Assessment was submitted yesterday to the American Alliance of Museums. Part of the MAP includes a reference bookshelf filled with titles like "Collection Management Policies" and "AAM Guide to Collections Planning". The IVDM used these resources to evaluate our processes and procedures against national museum standards.

The next step of the process is the review of our documents and procedures by a peer reviewer based out of a museum in Arizona. The reviewer will evaluate our materials based on his experience in the desert region and as the director of an accredited museum. The visit occurs in July and we warned him that every week things are changing here and we'll keep him updated as the review date draws near.

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