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.
The upcoming Alliance Annual Meeting offers several opportunities to connect with federal agency staff, hear about the impact of federally-supported programs for museums, and get important policy and advocacy updates. We hope you will plan to attend some of these unique programs. Learn more and plan to attend these sessions
On March 10, President Obama announced Dr. Kathryn “Kit” Matthew
as his choice to serve as director of the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Dr. Matthew must now be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Will you take two minutes to ask your Senators to confirm Dr. Kathryn Matthew as the next IMLS director?
Record Support in Congress for Museum Funding
Museum advocates: you did it again. Over the last few weeks, members of Congress had the opportunity to support funding for the Office of Museum Services (OMS) at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) by signing letters calling for robust funding for OMS.
This year, a record 132 Representatives and 30 Senators joined these letters.
Learn more in our recent Alliance Advocacy Alert and take a minute to thank your legislators over social media.
Museums Advocacy Day 2015 By the Numbers Museums Advocacy Day
is a unique and powerful opportunity to network with colleagues and bring a united message directly to Capitol Hill, but you don't have to be in Washington, D.C. to join the effort and make an impact. Museums Advocacy Day photos
and other results are now available.