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. Museums Advocacy Day
is a unique and powerful opportunity to network with colleagues and join with museum advocates from around the country to bring a united message about the value of museums directly to Capitol Hill. Alliance members register for free.
We are honored by the powerful stories of the 2014 (see the inspiring 5-minute video) and 2015 Great American Museum Advocates. And we know there are many more out there. What is your most powerful visitor story? How has your museum changed someone’s life?
Each year at Museums Advocacy Day, we take time to recognize members of Congress who have made outstanding contributions to the museum field.
See past awardees.
Submit your nominations for both by Dec. 4!
Show Your Support for the Illinois State Museum; Closure Now Threatens Museum’s Accreditation
“The Illinois State Museum system has never been in greater peril and it’s due to political maneuvering and an unfortunate lack of recognition by the state’s leadership of the museum system’s tremendous impact,” said Laura L. Lott, president & CEO of the American Alliance of Museums.
“This 138-year-old institution is a major educational resource for more than 40,000 Illinois students each year, a regional economic powerhouse and an internationally recognized research facility.” Learn more.
Fourth ‘Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum’ Week a Success
This August dozens of museums hosted legislators and staff at their museums. Legislators took tours of new spaces and even led story time. See photos
and continue to share updates on your fall visits on Facebook