Museums in the West Accepted to Museum Assessment Program

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The Western Museums Association would like to formally congratulate the 20 latest museums from the West to be accepted into the American Alliance of Museum’s Museum Assessment Program (MAP). These museums deserve to be commended for their commitment to standards and institutional growth. The museums will complete a self-study and then have a consultative site visit with a peer museum professional. The museum, city and assessment type are listed as follows:


  • Seldovia Museum, Seldovia, Organizational


  • University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Organizational


  • California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, Santa Rosa, Community Engagement
  • Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland, Community Engagement
  • Children's Creativity Museum, San Francisco, Community Engagement
  • Chinese Historical Society of America, San Francisco, Collections
  • Chumash Indian Museum, Thousand Oaks, Collections
  • Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, Rancho Dominguez, Organizational
  • Imperial Valley Desert Museum, Ocotillo, Collections
  • Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, Organizational
  • Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, Organizational
  • Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica, Organizational
  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, Organizational
  • Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, Chico, Organizational
  • Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco, Collections


  • A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village, Salem, Organizational
  • Garibaldi Museum, Garibaldi, Organizational
  • High Desert Museum, Bend, Community Engagement
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History University of Oregon, Eugene, Organizational
  • Oregon Maritime Museum, Portland, Organizational

Would you like to get involved with MAP? The next MAP deadline is July 1, 2013, and you can learn more about the MAP program here.

Your museum can also take the AAM’s Pledge of Excellence, which the WMA wrote about here, to show your museum’s commitment to being a good steward of the resources it holds in the public trust.



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