Campus News

Museum of Art wins assessment grant

The Georgia Museum of Art has been awarded a Museum Assessment Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The grant will enable the museum to conduct an institutional assessment, including the completion of a rigorous self-study of all areas of the museum’s operations and an on-site visit by a museum professional. The process concludes with a written evaluation of the museum and recommendations for improvement.

“We are very thankful for the funding so that we may participate in the Museum Assessment Program,” says Annelies Mondi, the deputy director of the Georgia Museum of Art. “This program will provide us with valuable peer consultation and enable the museum to further its goal of maintaining the best professional practices and standards.”

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded $439,275 in MAP grants to more than 160 museums across the country. MAP is a cooperative program between the IMLS and the American Association of Museums to help museums assess their strengths and weaknesses and plot a course for future improvements.