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 2015
Feb. 23-24, Washington D.C.
Museums Advocacy Day brings together the entire museum field to make the case that museums are economic drivers, key providers of education and community anchors. Museums Advocacy Day is a unique and powerful event, offering an opportunity to network with colleagues and to join forces to take the message directly to Capitol Hill.
Learn more in our recent Alliance Advocacy Alert
Have you hosted your legislators lately? Dozens of museums hosted legislators and staff this August, but it’s not too late for your museum to get involved. Legislators will be home for the next several weeks. Use our How To guide to invite your legislators today. Follow and share with #InviteCongress!
Is Your Museum in the Museum Universe Data File?
In May, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) began an effort to count every museum in the United States. The agency released an online data file
of 35,144 museums—and called on the museum field to review it and provide feedback to ensure that every museum was included.
Is your museum accurately listed?
Learn more in our Sept. 4
Alliance Advocacy Alert.
House Passes IRA Charitable Rollover Bill; Urge the Senate to Take Action
On July 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4719, legislation that would permanently reinstate three charitable giving tax incentives, including the IRA Charitable Rollover provision. The bipartisan vote follows an open letter from over 850 nonprofit organizations in support of these provisions, including more than 220 museums spanning 47 states. Urge your Senators to pass this legislation!