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.
Show Off Your Museum During ‘Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum’ Week
The Alliance is excited to announce the fourth annual, field-wide, “Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week
,” August 8-15, 2015.
“The most powerful way to demonstrate the vital role that museums play is to invite public officials to see your museum in action,” said Alliance President and CEO Laura L. Lott.
The Alliance provides all the tools you need to find out who represents you
in Congress, send an invitation letter
and prepare for your visits in our complete “How To
Don't forget to take photos of your visits, and share on Facebook
Congress Wraps Up Work, Heads Home; IMLS Director Nomination Set to Advance
As August approaches, members of Congress are headed home. Despite very tight funding constraints, several accounts important to museums fared quite well. There's also still time to invite your legislators to visit your museum. Over 100 legislators have already been invited to visit the museums they represent.
Kit Matthew’s nomination as Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services is scheduled to be considered by the Senate HELP Committee on Thursday, August 6. Ask your Senators
to approve her nomination. Learn more in our July 31 Alliance Advocacy Alert.