I am delighted to announce that the Hermitage has been accepted into the Museum Assessment Program (or MAP) for 2012!
MAP is run by the American Association of Museums (or AAM) and is a great way for museums to grow and achieve excellence. The year-long program includes a self-study by museum staff, an onsite consultation with a peer reviewer, and a final “implementation period” when staff uses the reviewer’s suggestions for short- and long-term planning. You can apply for one of three MAP assessments: Organizational, Collections Stewardship, or Community Engagement. We applied for Organizational, which means that basically everything is under scrutiny.
My long-term goal is to roll right into the accreditation process. Is this boring you? I’m sorry. Colin only wears a wetsuit so many days of the year.
To learn more about what’s in store for Hermitage staff in the upcoming year, click here to read on. Let me know if you have any questions.
In the meantime, I’ll be humming this: