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April 10, 2014

Museum striving for improvement

THOMASVILLE — On March 31 and April 1, the Jack Hadley Black History Museum hosted its second retreat of the year. It featured Dr. Redell Hearn, a Museum Assessment Program (MAP) peer reviewer and independent museum professional from New Orleans.

Hearn has spent almost 20 years in the museum field, including 10 teaching museum studies to graduate students. She has been working with the Jack Hadley Black History Museum for almost a year through the American Alliance of Museums’ MAP program.

The purpose of this particular visit was to assess the museum’s progress toward meeting goals outlined in the MAP report Hearn developed last year. In addition, she and the museum board wanted to ensure the organization is making progress toward achieving its stated goals which are to: improve the financial stability of the organization; increase staff and increase community involvement in the museum.

Hearn commented throughout the retreat that the museum is making significant progress toward the achievement of its goals and objectives, which will enable it to achieve its newly revised mission.

Through hard work performed by the museum’s board of directors, Hadley and Hearn, the museum will finalize a strategic plan for the next 10 years, as well complete core documents, such as a policy and procedures manual, collections policy and disaster plan. Also, over the next year, the organization will engage in succession and endowment planning.

The most important outcome of the retreat is an energized, engaged and empowered board of directors, which will result in a financially sustainable organization that continues to contribute significantly to communities in southwestern Georgia and beyond. Because of their dedication to the museum and commitment to “working” the strategic plan, the board and  Hadley continue to steer the museum toward its ultimate goal of accreditation.

 

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