The National Corvette Museum has been selected to participate in the Museum Assessment Program (MAP), which is administered by the American Alliance of Museums. Through guided self-study assessment and on-site consultation with a museum professional, participation in MAP will empower the National Corvette Museum to better serve the Corvette community by facilitating its meeting and exceeding the highest professional standards of the museum field.
The museum’s participation is made possible through funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). MAP helps museums strengthen operations, plan for the future, and meet standards through self-study assessment and a consultative site visit from an expert peer reviewer.
The National Corvette Museum has chosen to do a MAP Collections Stewardship assessment in order to improve our abilities to be good stewards of the National Corvette Museum’s Collections.
“We have a large Collection that includes Corvettes as well as small artifact and archival collections. Through the MAP process, we will plan strategically how to better preserve the Collections and make them more accessible to the public while striving to meet museum professional standards,” said Leah Craig, Registrar and Collections Manager.
Since its creation in 1981, the MAP program has served over 5,000 museums. MAP is supported through a cooperative agreement between AAM and 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 protected] Our website also has information about museums across the country who have previously participated in MAP and other AAM Excellence Programs (such as Core Document Verification and Accreditation).
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. For more information about AAM, visit www.aam-us.org. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. To learn more about the Institute, please visit: http://www.imls.gov.
The National Corvette Museum is located off I-65 Exit 28 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and open 7 days a week from 8AM to 5PM CST. For more information on the National Corvette Museum visit corvettemuseum.org.