As the American Alliance of Museums, we are working to unite the country’s museums from art museums to zoos and everything in between to make a broader impact.
Each year, approximately 850 million visitors pass through our hallways and absorb our important lessons about the past, present and future. The Alliance helps museums tell our story more effectively and promotes a deeper understanding of museums.
Health Care: Museums Do That? Capitol Hill Briefing and Report Released
The Alliance is pleased to announce the release of a ground-breaking report on health-related programs at museums nationwide. The report release coincides with a June 17 Capitol Hill briefing on the subject, featuring remarks from representatives from Cummer Museum and Gardens (Jacksonville, FL), Field Museum (Chicago, IL), Newark Museum (Newark, NJ), Please Touch Museum (Philadelphia, PA) and the Association of Art Museum Directors.
A record 95 Representatives and 24 Senators signed letters in support of robust funding for OMS. In addition to in-person requests during Museums Advocacy Day, this effort was made possible by the nearly 2,000 contacts that legislators received from their constituents, urging them to sign on. Thank you to everyone who took action!
Congress Considers Cutting the Charitable Deduction: How You Can Stop Them
Members of Congress continue searching for spending cuts and new tax revenue that can help them balance the federal budget. We know how important charitable donations are to your museum, but do your legislators? Let them know right now and see the Alliance's testimony to the House Ways & Means Committee.