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Legislative Update:
How Museums are Faring

Tuesday, Aug. 5
2–3 p.m. (ET)

Join Alliance Government Relations & Advocacy staff for a practical walk-through of the latest legislative issues affecting museums, including the state of the federal budget, funding for federal agencies, charitable giving and other 2014 public policy developments.

In this program, we’ll discuss the Alliance’s field-wide legislative agenda, highlight key opportunities to demonstrate the public value of museums and provide a non-partisan preview of the 2014 mid-term elections.

How Will I Benefit?

By participating in this program, attendees will be better able to:
  • Gain information about the Alliance’s field-wide legislative agenda
  • Identify and respond to future legislative issues that face the museum field
  • Advocate for the public value of museums

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for any museum colleagues interested in building awareness of and action steps toward demonstrating the public value of museums.


  • Ember Farber, assistant director, advocate engagement, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC
  • Ben Kershaw, assistant director, congressional relations, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC
  • Alexandra Nicholis Coon, executive director, Massillon Museum, Ohio.
  • Gail Ravnitzky Silberglied, vice president, government relations and advocacy, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC


  • Greg Stevens, assistant director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC
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About Alliance Government Relations & Advocacy

The American Alliance of Museums works to unite the country’s museums from art museums to zoos in one voice about why museums are essential. 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 and promotes a deeper understanding of museums with policymakers, the press and the public. Learn more about what we do, including our annual Museums Advocacy Day and Advocacy Alerts.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests for Alliance professional development programs must be received in writing no later than one week prior to the event date to receive a full refund of your registration fees. Refund requests will not be accepted after that date. The Alliance reserves the right to cancel any program at any time, for any reason. In the event of a program cancellation by the Alliance, attendees will receive a full refund of their registration fees. For face-to-face programs, the Alliance is not responsible for any travel or hotel expenses incurred as a result of your participation or cancellation of an event.