As the American Alliance of Museums, we are working to unite the country’s museums from art museums to zoos and everything in between to make a broader impact.
Each year, approximately 850 million visitors pass through our hallways and absorb our important lessons about the past, present and future. The Alliance helps museums tell our story more effectively and promotes a deeper understanding of museums.
Museums Advocacy Day 2013 was Feb. 25-26 in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of advocates gathered in Washington, D.C. to make visits to Capitol Hill. Learn more about this year's program and complete your meeting reports online. Join the effort now by arranging local meetings with elected officials, contacting Congress or accessing the virtual conference archive.
Congress Considers Cutting the Charitable Deduction: How You Can Stop Them
Members of Congress continue searching for spending cuts and new tax revenue that can help them balance the federal budget. We know how important charitable donations are to your museum, but do your legislators? Let them know right now and see the Alliance's testimony to the House Ways & Means Committee.
The American Alliance of Museums is pleased to be welcoming a number of federal agencies—including the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)—to a special area of MuseumExpo this year in Baltimore. Program officers will be on hand to offer expert guidance on the grant application process and other ways to work with government agencies. There will also be several sessions led by federal agencies.