Fwd: AASLH Press Release
Illinois Association of Museums
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
Sent: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 1:39 pm
Subject: AASLH Press Release
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1717 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37203-2991 l 615-320-3203 l Fax: 615-327-9013 l E-Mail: membership@...Nashville, Tennessee – June 6, 2007: The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) announced today the availability of a new program that measures satisfaction and opinions of teachers and students who take part in education programs offered by museums, historic houses, historical societies, and related institutions. The deadline to sign up is August 15.Institutions that take part in the program receive valuable information about what teachers and students want and need for a successful museum visit, plus support material for strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, and program development. Additionally, the program provides benchmarks that allow participating institutions to compare their results with those of similar size, type, and geographic location.This education survey program is the third to be offered by AASLH’s Performance Management program, joining the museum and historic house survey programs already offered twice each year. AASLH has piloted and tested the education program with six institutions: Hagley Museum, Historic New England, Johnson County (KS) Museum, Kentucky Historical Society, Michigan Historical Center, and the Ohio Historical Society.The cost to take part in the education survey program is $3,500 ($4,200 for non-members). AASLH’s payment plan allows many institutions to pay the fee over the course of two fiscal years. AASLH encourages institutions that have access to state grant programs to ask whether participation in the Performance Management program qualifies for funding.To sign up for the education survey program or to request further information, contact Cherie Cook at cook@... or at 316-721-9956. Information is also available at www.aaslh.org/perfmanagement.htm.