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A New Year Message from Our President and CEO, Laura Lott

Category: Alliance Blog

The past two years have taught us that in the face of extreme adversity, our field can overcome the greatest challenges through unity. Together, by sharing your experiences and speaking with one collective voice, we shifted public perception of the permanency of museums without financial support, secured billions of dollars in federal funding that saved countless museums and museum jobs; funding that was far from a guarantee, and through your creativity, determination, and commitment to your communities demonstrated the power and impact of our field on society.

As we turn the calendar to a new year, it’s clear that 2022 will continue to challenge us—as individuals, as museums, and as a society. In the face of these challenges and constant change, know that you are never alone. We will continue to be with you every step from providing you with the resources to help you recover strong, resilient, and renewed, to celebrating your wins along the way.

In 2022, our museums, communities, and world will continue to need you even more. To support you in our collective future, our newly released 2022-2025 strategic framework provides a roadmap to support transformative, field-wide work in partnership with our members, partners, and allies. In the years ahead, we are prioritizing:

  • Social & Community Impact
  • DEAI & Anti-racism
  • The Museum Community
  • The Way We Work

Whether you are a member, financially supported our cause, spoke up for museums, volunteered your time, or attended our Annual Meeting in 2021, we thank you. There is no Alliance without you.

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You can keep the momentum going in 2022. Give our field a strong start to the new year with robust participation in Museums Advocacy Day 2022. You can help us demonstrate the critical role museums play in society by breaking record attendance again and speaking up for museums. We need your voice as part of our collective movement for the cause of museums. Register today to participate from wherever you are.

All my best for a bright, bold, and hopeful 2022 for you and yours!


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