Check out Dr. Connolly’s blog on a great upcoming opportunity to promote your museum!
The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has designated August 10 – 17 as Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week. The AAM notes that this “work period” is an excellent opportunity to have legislators visit museums to see the role of U.S. cultural heritage institutions as a public resource for education and engagement. This year, the AAM posted a 12-step guide for arranging the visits from the initial invite to thanking the official for their participation. This advocacy event is a simple yet effective means for communicating with the individuals who vote on the funding for many of the programs that support our work.
For example, at the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa we benefit directly from the Institute of Museum an Library Service (IMLS) programs, an agency that in the past few years has been considered by some as providing services that are not “core” to the Federal…
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