Wake Forest’s anthropology museum receives federal grant aid

Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology has received a Museum Assessment Program (MAP) grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The $1,775 grant, which is designed to help museums assess their strengths and weaknesses for long-range planning, will be used by the museum to conduct a self-study of its programs and operations. The museum is one of 110 institutions nationwide to receive a MAP grant this year.

IMLS, a federal granting agency in Washington, D.C., helps the nation’s museums and libraries improve their services by fostering leadership, innovation and lifetime learning. Edward H. Able, Jr., President and CEO of the American Association of Museums, said, “MAP is a unique process that helps museums reach their full potential. MAP helps museums meet the heightened expectations of the public and more effectively fulfill their missions as educational institutions.”

The museum, which is located behind the track stadium on the Wake Forest campus, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The museum will be closed during July for exhibit renovations. For more information, please call 758-5282 or visit the museum’s homepage, www.wfu.edu/MOA

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