Advocate Materials

Museums Advocacy Day 2016
Washington, D.C.
Feb. 22-23

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 Funding

Institute of Museum and Library Services Reauthorization

Charitable Giving

Shutdown Prevention and Economic Impact

Elementary and Secondary Education

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Arts

STEM Education

Historic Preservation 

Public Diplomacy

Ethics and Best Practices for Museums

Appropriations Letters

Museum Facts 

Museums: Did You Know? (Infographic)

Congressional Contact Information



Key Committees 

Legislative Record for 2015

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Online Meeting Report Form

Logistics & General Information

Tips for Meeting with Elected Officials

Ten Rules for Engagement

Capitol Hill Map

Metro Map

Advocacy Resources

Advocate from Anywhere

Advocacy Skills

Economic Impact Statement

Educational Impact Statement

Contact Congress

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