Leader Reapplication

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What is the Leader Reapplication?

Become a Leader in your field! The Leader Reapplication is an opportunity for Recognized Museums to demonstrate how they are taking best practice to the next level. Institutions who are successful in their Leader Reapplication will have their Recognized Museum status extended from five years to eight years  and will have the Leader designation added to their Recognized Museum status.

What information do I need to complete the Leader Reapplication?

You will require ten pieces of core evidence to demonstrate that your museum has maintained best practice standards since their last accreditation, plus eight secondary pieces of evidence to demonstrate that your museum is a leader in Alberta's museum community:

Ten pieces of core evidence:

  • Plan - Strategic or  Operational or  Business
  • Financial Planning - Operating Budget or  Financial Statements
  • Summary of Community Engagement
  • Open to the Public - Accessibility
  • Collections Management Policy
  • Preventive Conservation
  • *NEW*  Emergency and Disaster Plan
  • Example of Research - one example from the past two years
  • Example of Interpretation - one example from the past two years
  • Example of Exhibits - one example from the past two years


Eight pieces of leader evidence:

  • Vision and Values, or  Code of Ethics
  • Example of Fundraising and Fund Development Activity or  Board Orientation Manual or  Annual Report or  Human Resources Policy
  • Example of Organizational Relationship
  • Museum Visitor Experience Summary
  • Conservation Policy or  Procedural Manual for Object Care and Handling or  Condition Report or  Conservation Treatment Report
  • Research Plan or  Research Policy
  • Programming Plan or  Programming Policy
  • Exhibit Plan or  Exhibit Policy


How do I complete the RMP Leader Reapplication?

The RMP Leader Reapplication must be completed online. The link will be provided to you once you have submitted your Institutional Profile.

Only currently Recognized Museums are eligible for RMP Leader designation.

To give you a helping hand, the AMA created a workbook outlining the Standards and Minimum Requirements for each section of the Leader Reapplication. There will also be a PDF version of the questions to help in preparing your evidence.

When is the deadline to complete the RMP Leader Reapplication?

The deadline for RMP Leader Reapplication has now moved to November 30, annually.

The new deadline for Draft Review is now September 15, annually. Draft Review will also be submitted online!


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