The FIDM Museum & Library, Inc has been selected to participate in the highly regarded Museum Assessment Program (MAP) in Collections Stewardship. Through guided intensive self-study and an on-site consultation with a museum professional, participation in MAP will empower the FIDM Museum to better serve our patrons by helping us meet and exceed the highest professional standards of the museum field.
The program is funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). AAM is the only organization representing the nation’s entire museum community and has been dedicated to promoting excellence within the museum field for over 100 years. AAM develops museum standards and best practices while also advocating for museums at local and national levels.
FIDM Museum staff will be embarking on the MAP assessment in late February with the goal of increasing collections accessibility and improving exhibition standards. The program will take about four months to complete. We look forward to sharing what we learn with you in the coming months.