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Alaska Museums Surveys and Data

Data gathered from museums surveyed around Alaska during 1984, 2000, 2010, and 2020.

Question 39: Alaska State Museums Services

Please rate the following services offered by ASM which you have used.
  Never used this service Not Helpful Neutral Helpful Very Helpful
Traveling exhibits 63.16% 36 0.00% 0 3.51% 2 12.28% 7 21.05% 12
Grant-In-Aid 28.33% 17 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 11.67% 7 60.00% 36
ASM Internship Program 62.07% 36 0.00% 0 3.45% 2 5.17% 3 29.31% 17
Resource information provided by telephone/mail/email 21.31% 13 0.00% 0 3.28% 2 21.31% 13 54.10% 33
Bulletin Newsletter 16.95% 10 1.69% 1 11.86% 7 52.54% 31 16.95% 10
Loans of objects from the state's collection 68.33% 41 0.00% 0 5.00% 3 6.67% 4 20.00% 12
Site visits/Surveys 42.11% 24 0.00% 0 3.51% 2 21.05% 12 33.33% 19
Conservation assistance 25.00% 15 0.00% 0 6.67% 4 21.67% 13 46.67% 28
Training workshops 50.00% 30 0.00% 0 3.33% 2 18.33% 11 28.33% 17
AK Museums Listserv 40.00% 24 1.67% 1 10.00% 6 23.33% 14 25.00% 15
Lending Library 76.27% 45 0.00% 0 8.47% 5 10.17% 6 5.08% 3
Hands-on Loan Program (Sheldon Jackson) 88.14% 52 0.00% 0 5.08% 3 3.39% 2 3.39% 2
Equipment from Environmental Testing Program (datalogger, Light meter, UV meter) 62.71% 37 0.00% 0 5.08% 3 13.56% 8 18.64% 11

Question 40: Interest of Participation

Please indicate your interest in participating in the following:
  Very interested Might be interested Not interested
Mentoring a museum or cultural center within Alaska. 17.24% 10 53.45% 31 29.31% 17
Having an Alaskan museum act as my mentor. 18.33% 11 53.33% 32 28.33% 17

Question 45: MAP

Has your institution participated in the MAP program offered by AAM?
  Never heard of it Plan to Participate No Yes
IMAP (Institutional Assessment, formerly MAP 1) 13.33% 8 15.00% 9 33.33% 20 38.33% 23
CMAP (Collections Management Assessment, formerly MAP 2) 18.64% 11 16.95% 10 38.98% 23 25.42% 15
PDA (Public Dimension Assessment, formerly MAP 3) 27.59% 16 15.52% 9 46.55% 27 10.34% 6
GMAP (Governance Assessment) 30.36% 17 10.71% 6 55.36% 31 3.57% 2

Question 46: CAP

Has your museum participated in CAP or re-CAP programs offered by Heritage Preservation?
  Museums (% and #)
Never heard of it 22.95% 14
No 42.62% 26
Plan to participate 9.84% 6
Yes 22.95% 14

Question 47: Currently Accredited

Are you an AAM accredited museum?
  Museums (% and #)
Yes 11.29% 7
No 88.71% 55

Question 48: Intent to Become Accredited

If you answered "No" above (Question 47), do you plan on seeking AAM accreditation in the next 5 years?
  Museums (% and #)
Yes 40.00% 22
No 56.36% 31

Question 49: Institutional Goals

Please rank the following as they pertain to your institution's goals for the near future.
  1 - Our Top Priority 2 3 4 5 - Last Priority
Qualifications/Planning (StEPs,CAP,disaster,strategic, etc.) 6.90% 4 15.52% 9 17.24% 10 25.86% 15 34.48% 20
Budget/Governing(new funding,board development,bylaws, etc.) 26.32% 15 15.79% 9 15.79% 9 19.30% 11 22.81% 13
Exhibitions/Education(events/exhibits/schools,attendance, etc.) 22.03% 13 22.03% 13 33.90% 20 20.34% 12 1.69% 1
Facility or utilities upgrade (ex:lighting, plumbing, HVAC, storage,etc.) 23.33% 14 18.33% 11 20.00% 12 13.33% 8 25.00% 15
Collections (conservation, inventory, acquisitions, repatriation, etc.) 23.33% 14 31.67% 19 16.67% 10 15.00% 9 13.33% 8