BELOIT, Wis. – The Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College has been selected to participate in the Museum Assessment Program (MAP). Through guided self-study and on-site consultation with MAP assessor Jill Hartz, Executive Director of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, participation in the program will empower the Wright Museum to better serve the citizens of Beloit by helping it to 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 is administered by the American Association of Museums (AAM). MAP advances best practices and fosters improvement in museums. It is a confidential process of self-study, peer review and implementation. Application to and participation in MAP is initiated by each local institution, and those accepted into the program invest considerable human and institutional resources into the assessment.
The Wright Museum of Art will be taking part in a Community Engagement assessment this year and will use the exercise and discoveries to enhance its ability to better serve the Beloit community.
“Choosing to be part of the MAP program is indicative of the commitment to civic involvement, public service and overall excellence on the part of the Wright Museum of Art,” said Ford W. Bell, president of AAM. “Studies have shown America’s museums to be among the country’s most trusted and valued institutions. MAP is designed to make them even better.”
MAP is supported through a cooperative agreement with IMLS. For more information, including a complete list of museums participating in MAP, please visit www.aam-us.org/map, call 202/289-9118 or e-mail email@example.com.
For more on Beloit College’s Wright Museum of Art, visit www.beloit.edu/wright.