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        Don Wildman Submits Alliance IMLS Testimony

        Museum advocate and host of the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum, Don Wildman, once again joined the Alliance in speaking up for federal support for museums. See the full testimony submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, urging full funding for the Office of Museum Services at IMLS.

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        the importance of federal funding for museums.


        Advocate from Anywhere

        Now is the time to let legislators know that museums are essential. Get our tools and get involved today:


        Are Museums Jobs Creators?

        Of course, we know that museums create and support many jobs, but do your legislators think so?

        Legislators need to know how your museum impacts your community. You can start with a just few key pieces of data to personalize and complete our basic Economic Impact template. Then get creative! Put the data on your museum's letterhead, add photos of visitors enjoying the museum or additional data about the value of your museum in your community. See samples from other museums.