Who is involved?
The key players in a MAP assessment are the museum staff and governing authority, the peer reviewer and Alliance staff.
Museum staff and governing authority complete a self-study, work with the peer reviewer and embed recommendations into their organization’s planning and implementation.
The peer reviewer conducts a site visit and writes a report in collaboration with your institution.
Alliance staff matches you with a peer reviewer and provides resources on standards and best practices.
What are the steps?
- Choose your assessment and apply for the program.
- After notification of acceptance into the program, you will receive a self-study workbook for your institution’s policies, procedures and records. You have four months to complete the self-study.
- We help match you with an experienced museum professional who reviews your self-study and other documents, conducts a 1-3 day site visit and writes a report with recommendations for change.
- You then formulate goals and strategies and incorporate information from the self-study, site visit and report into your planning process. Your peer reviewer is available to help throughout the process.
The program can be completed in under a year. View a sample timeline.