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Eiteljorg Museum selected for two programs

(photo courtesy of Jessica Strickland Photography)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art has been accepted into two national programs. The museum says inclusion in the Museum Assessment Program and the Collections Assessment for Preservation will help it strengthen operations and plan for the future.

With support from MAP and CAP, Eiteljorg says its staff and management will gain insights into better serving the Indianapolis community and improving the care of its collections and building.

Director of Museum Collections Allison Evans says the Eiteljorg is one of only 75 institutions nationwide that were chosen for the CAP program. The CAP program will help the Eiteljorg identify preventive conservation needs and prioritize collections care efforts.

The museums says MAP’s community and audience engagement assessment helps museums gather input from constituents, understand community demographics and needs, respond to changing audiences and incorporate insights into planning and operational decisions.

The Eiteljorg houses approximately 9,000 objects in its collections, including historic and contemporary Native American artworks and cultural items as well as works by artists of the American West.

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