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Advocacy

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.

Museums Advocacy Day 2016 Congressional Honorees Announced

After reviewing nominations from all over the country, we are pleased to announce the Museums Advocacy Day 2016 congressional honorees:

  • Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), and
  • Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA)
On Feb. 22-23 museum supporters and professionals from around the country will take the case about the value of museums directly to Capitol Hill. No one is better equipped to make the case for museums to legislators and their staff than you are, and your participation is invaluable to the success of  Museums Advocacy Day 2016. Learn more in our recent Advocacy Alert

See the 2016 Program (PDF).


Key Victories for Museums in Tax and Budget Deal;
IRA Rollover Permanently Restored

Congressional negotiators have released the details of a massive, end-of-year deal on spending and taxes, and there are a lot of victories for museums buried in the 2,000-plus page legislation! While the spending provisions might get more attention, it should be noted first and foremost that the package would permanently reinstate the expired IRA charitable rollover provision.

Get all of the funding details in our Dec. 17 Alliance Advocacy Alert.


Show Your Support for the Illinois State Museum; Closure Now Threatens Museum’s Accreditation

“The Illinois State Museum system has never been in greater peril and it’s due to political maneuvering and an unfortunate lack of recognition by the state’s leadership of the museum system’s tremendous impact,” said Laura L. Lott, president & CEO of the American Alliance of Museums.

“This 138-year-old institution is a major educational resource for more than 40,000 Illinois students each year, a regional economic powerhouse and an internationally recognized research facility.” Learn more

 

Ways to Advocate Today

Create an Economic Impact Statement for your museum. 
Find your legislators
Invite Congress to visit your museum.

Contact your members of Congress.

Be a part of Museums Advocacy Day.

Legislative Record

Use this members-only resource to see where elected officials stand on key issues for museums.


Record Support in Congress for Museum Funding 

A record 132 Representatives and 30 Senators joined letters in support of IMLS funding.