Past News at Kluge-Ruhe

Kluge-Ruhe Selected for MAP • Thursday April 16, 2009

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia has been selected to participate in the Museum Assessment Program (MAP) with a focus on Collections Care.

MAP is supported through a cooperative agreement between the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the American Association of Museums. The program is designed to help museums assess the strengths and weaknesses of their collections care program and plan for the future.

As part of MAP, Kluge-Ruhe staff members will complete a detailed self-study encompassing all aspects of museum operations. The self-study is followed by a site visit from a museum professional. After touring the museum and meeting with staff, governing officials, and volunteers, the visiting professional produces a report evaluating Kluge-Ruhe’s operations, making recommendations and suggesting resources.

The Museum Assessment Program will help Kluge-Ruhe to improve its operations by providing guidance in establishing priorities and meeting goals. It will also provide a context to evaluate how Kluge-Ruhe compares to standards and best practices in the museum field at large. Completing the assessment and implementing recommended priorities will position Kluge-Ruhe for future grant funding.