Reapplication for currently Recognized Museums

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The revised RMP Application consists of ten pieces of core evidence and five pieces of secondary supporting evidence, which demonstrate best practice across all areas of your institution.

  • 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
  • Emergency 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


All applicants must also confirm that senior staff or representatives from the institution's governing authority (e.g., Board of Directors) are familiar with core AMA and Canadian Museums Association Foundational Documents.


Submitting the Reapplication

The Reapplication must be completed online. The link will be available in the Members Only section of the website beginning on June 1.

To help you prepare your institution's reapplication, the AMA created a workbook outlining the Standards and Minimum Requirements for each section of the Reapplication. There is also a PDF of the Reapplication Questions you can use a reference.

RMP Reapplication Questions      RMP Reapplication Workbook 



The deadline to submit Applications is November 30, annually.

The AMA offers complementary Draft Review for any Evidence submitted by September 15. All participants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the Draft Review as over 80% of Recognized Museums used this complementary service.



A Review Panel consisting of three Individual Members of the AMA will assess your institution's evidence and award one of three possible designations. Regardless of which designation your institution receives, the Review Panel will provide comments to help your institution strengthen its practices going forward.

• Recognized Museum

All required Evidence met all Minimum Requirements and Standards.

• Conditionally Recognized Museum

The required Evidence submitted by the institution met most Minimum Requirements and Standards but some minor administrative follow-up is needed to become a Recognized Museum. Conditionally Recognized Museums have eight weeks to complete and submit revisions.

• Candidate in the Recognized Museum Program

The required evidence submitted by the institution met some of the Minimum Requirements and Standards but several are still outstanding. To become a Recognized Museum the institution must submit Upgrade Evidence. Candidates have up-to-three years to complete the Upgrade Evidence requested. The annual deadline to submit Upgrade Evidence is October 31.


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