The museum’s participation is made possible through funding provided
by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. MAP helps museums strengthen
operations, plan for the future and meet standards through self-study and a
consultative site visit from an expert peer reviewer.
The Art Museum has chosen to do a MAP organizational assessment as
a step toward preparing for its initial accreditation with the American
Alliance of Museums, to expand knowledge of professional museum standards and
best practices and increase financial sustainability. The assessment team, made
up of museum staff, including Dr. Joyce Ice, Director; Robert Bridges, Curator;
Dr. Heather Harris, Manager of Educational Programs; Dr. Keith Jackson, Dean,
College of Creative Arts; and Dr. Bernie Schultz, Professor Emeritus and museum
docent; Dr. Arthur Jacknowitz, Professor Emeritus, museum docent, and member of
the Museum Advisory Council; Alison Deem,
Chair, Museum Advisory Council and museum docent; and Lyn Dotson, former VP WVU
Foundation, and member of the Advisory Council.