The Alliance closely tracks several legislative and policy issues affecting museums—including funding for grant-making federal agencies, tax incentives for charitable giving and education policy.
See the Issue Brief PDFs and related information below for a detailed look at these priorities and how policymakers can advance them.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Museums and the Economy
Elementary and Secondary Education
December 2013 CEF Letter on Omnibus/Balanced Budget Act
October 2013 CEF Letter to Budget Conferees
Committee for Education Funding (CEF) FY14 Education Funding Letter
922 Organizations Support Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education FY14 Appropriations
National Endowment for the Humanities
November 2013 Letter on NEA/NEH Support
National Endowment for the Arts
Arts Issue: The Arts Require Timely Service (ARTS) Provision Coalition Letter
Historic Preservation Issue Brief
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Issue Brief
Ethics and Best Practices for Museums Issue Brief
Capitol Hill Briefings
The Alliance is pleased to announce a ground-breaking report on health-related programs at museums nationwide. A June 17 Capitol Hill briefing featured remarks from Cummer Museum and Gardens, Field Museum, Newark Museum, Please Touch Museum and the Association of Art Museum Directors.