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American Alliance of Museums 2019 Impact Report

Cover of report showing three images of attendees to 2019 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Image one shows a crowd of attendees coming down an escalator at the convention center behind a jazz band, and the other two images show people walking the hall near the registration desk.

The events of 2020 have proven our mission to champion museums and nurture excellence is more important than ever.

While we work hard to plan for the future of the field, we can’t move forward without reflecting on our past successes as well. AAM is pleased to share our first Impact Report, highlighting our 2019 accomplishments as an Alliance of 37,000 members. We can almost guarantee you’ll learn something new about the work we’ve been doing, and that we continue to prioritize, especially during these challenging times.

In 2019, we strengthened the museum field by:

  • Launching the most significant museum trustee initiative in AAM’s 114-year history
  • Unleashing the power of our collective voices and increasing major federal funding for museums
  • Sharing knowledge and ideas at the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world

It is with deep gratitude that we share this report, especially to our 2019 members, donors, sponsors, volunteers, and other supporters whose generosity makes our work possible. Thank you.

Download the report (PDF): Portrait View | Landscape View

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