Advocate Materials

Museums Advocacy Day 2014
Washington, D.C.
Feb. 24-25

Museums Advocacy Day provides a unique opportunity to make sure legislators know that museums are economic drivers, key providers of education and community anchors. The materials below (PDFs) are for advocates participating in person in Washington, D.C. and around the country.


Issue Briefs

Museum Issues at a Glance

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Charitable Giving

Museums and the Economy

Elementary and Secondary Education

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Arts

STEM Education

Historic Preservation 

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

Ethics and Best Practices for Museums

Appropriations Letters

Museum Facts

Congressional Contact Information



Key Committees 

Legislative Record for 2013

We have created this new members-only resource for you to see how elected officials are doing on key public policy issues affecting museums. Please login to access this resource.

Online Meeting Report Form

Advocate Reading

City's cultural attractions a jewel of community, editorial by Keynote Speaker William Pate, president and CEO of Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
Dark Futures: Nonprofit Fragmentation, blog post by Elizabeth Merritt, founding director of the Center for the Future of Museum

Local Resources

Key Contact Information

Capitol Hill Map

Metro Map

Advocacy Resources

Advocate from Anywhere

Advocacy Skills

Economic Impact Statement

Educational Impact Statement

Contact Congress

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