Benchmark Calculator

The ACM Benchmark Calculator is an ACM Member benefit. It consists of 19 reports that compare museums' performance in 33 different areas of operation. Each one to five page report explains how to interpret key performance indicators and offers questions for the museum to consider.

The ACM Benchmark Calculator is currently down as we overhaul the members-only area of the website and update the calculator with data from the 2016 Membership Survey. In the interim, please call This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Membership Manager, 703.224.3100 x101 for reports.

To request Benchmark Calculator data, please complete the following steps:

Step 1: Choose a comparison group of 12 museums based on location or the following data points:

Total annual operating expenses (specify range)
Total onsite attendance (specify range)
MSA population (specify range)
Total building square footage (specify range)
Total exhibit square footage, including traveling exhibit space (specify range)

Step 2: Select a report- See a list of all reports.

Report requests will be fulfilled within 1 business day.

Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Membership Manager, 703.224.3100 x101.