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Hundreds of Advocates Speaking Up for Museums with Members of Congress on Museums Advocacy Day 2021

For Immediate Release ARLINGTON, VA–Over 600 museum advocates are urging Congress today to support sustained funding for museums in crisis due to pandemic-related closures. Organized by the …

Statement on the Violence at the US Capitol

Dear Museum Community, The violence and chaos that ensued in our nation’s capital on January 6 was horrifying and reprehensible, and a clear attack on our democracy and society propagated …

American Alliance of Museums Announces Commitment to Fostering a More Welcoming Nation with Support of Ad Council’s “Belonging Begins With Us” Campaign

National initiative encourages welcoming attitudes and actions in communities across America   For immediate release Arlington, VA – The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only …

Museums Losing Millions, Job Losses Mount as COVID-19 Cases Surge

For Immediate Release Arlington, VA—The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today reported museums are losing …

AAM Announces Latest Accreditation Awards: 13 Museums Receive this High Honor

For Immediate Release Arlington, VA – The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today announced 13 reaccreditation …

AAM Awards 52 Museum Publications Winners in 2020

October 30, 2020 – Arlington, VA — Fifty-two museum publications have gained accolades in the 29th annual Museum Publications Design Competition, presented by the American Alliance of …

Evans Richardson IV Named Accreditation Commission Chair as the Program Enters its 50th Year

October 27, 2020 ARLINGTON, VA – The Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Chevy Humphrey, has announced today the appointment of Evans Richardson IV, …

AAM Statement in Response to the Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

Update (1/12/21) The Alliance is pleased to share the news that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently issued a Notice Regarding Executive Order 13950, …

AAM’s Statement on Ceased COVID-19 Relief Negotiations

Arlington, VA – In response to the President’s announcement that further negotiations over a COVID-19 relief package would cease until after the election, Laura Lott, President and …

American Alliance of Museums Proposes Plan to Get Field Back to Work

The American Alliance of Museums, in partnership with Americans for the Arts and more than 750 cultural organizations and creative workers, has proposed a 15-action national recovery …

United States May Lose One-third of All Museums, New Survey Shows

For Immediate Release Arlington, VA—The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today warned that one out of every …

American Alliance of Museums to participate in NEH Held in Trust: A National Convening on Conservation and Preservation

For Immediate Release ARLINGTON, VA – The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) has been awarded a three-year cooperative agreement totaling $500,000 from the National Endowment …
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