The American Alliance of Museums works to unite the country’s museums from art museums to zoos. The Alliance helps museums tell our story and promotes a deeper understanding of museums with policymakers, the press and the public.
August 6-13, 2016 was the fifth annual field-wide, Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week.
Museums around the country took the opportunity to demonstrate that museums are essential to their federal, state and local legislators
. Use #InviteCongress
on Facebook and Twitter to see some of this year's visits.
The Senate Appropriations Committee has advanced bipartisan legislation setting Fiscal Year 2017 funding levels for several federal agencies, including the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Despite having less
to spend overall than last year, the bill’s authors proposed a minor increase
of $1 million for IMLS, including an increase of $574,000—to $31.9 million—for its Office of Museum Services.
Take Action Now: Register your support for IMLS museum funding today.
We're excited to partner with BoardSource to release Stand for Your Mission, a discussion guide for museum leaders—especially directors and trustees—to get involved with advocacy. Download your copy
today and take the first step in harnessing your board's power as advocates.
In February, museum advocates visited 368 Congressional offices to make the case that museums are essential educational assets and economic engines. Now you can use these tools and materials to get involved from home: