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.
Following one of the most contentious election seasons, we are preparing for the year ahead. There is a lot at stake, and we look forward to reinforcing the message that supporting museums is a wise investment for our nation. Here are our top takeaways
from the 2016 election.
What will our new president propose on tax reform or charitable giving? Will there be another economic stimulus bill, and will museums be allowed
to compete for the funding? Will Congress reshape federal education programs? If any of these things happen, we need to ensure that lawmakers know how museums will be affected.
Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) has introduced S. 3391
, the Museum and Library Services Act of 2016, joined by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Thad Cochran (R-MS), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). This bipartisan legislation, which the Alliance worked with others to help craft, would reauthorize the Institute of Museum and Library Services for six years and advance many of the Principles for IMLS Reauthorization
endorsed by the museum field. Learn more and contact your Senators today
We're excited to partner with BoardSource to release Stand for Your Mission, a discussion guide for museum leaders—especially directors and trustees—to get involved with advocacy. Download your copy
today and take the first step in harnessing your board's power as advocates.