How to Promote Museums’ Significance in our Nation

Lindsey StewardAdvocacy, Featured0 Comments

Museums Advocacy Day group meeting with a legislator

Lindsey Steward is a museum education professional with seven years experience in the field. She has a Masters of Arts in Public History from Central Connecticut State. A version of this article originally appeared on Medium. You can find Lindsey on Twitter @Steward2Lindsey. Lindsey Steward Lindsey Steward Museums Advocacy Day 2017 took place February 27-28th. Each year since 2009, museum professionals … Read More

Trusted Sources: Why Museums and Libraries Are More Relevant Than Ever

Dr. David SkortonAdvocacy, Alliance Labs, Headline0 Comments

South side of the Smithsonian Castle facing the Enid A. Haupt Garden during summer 2010

Dr. David J. Skorton is the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian overseeing 19 museums and galleries, 20 libraries, the National Zoo and numerous research centers, including the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Washington, D.C. is a city of symbols. The rites, rituals, and places that define Washington capture the aspirations of … Read More

#DayofFacts Questions Answered

Mara Kurlandsky and Allison HartleyAdvocacy, Alliance Labs, Featured1 Comment

DayofFacts Logo over map of the world

In a recent article, Alli Hartley and Mara Kurlandsky wrote about the inspiration and goals for the #DayofFacts social media campaign taking place on Friday, February 17. Over the course of the past few weeks, they’ve received a number of questions about the role of the campaign in the broader museum field’s response to current events. Here, Alli answers some … Read More

#DayofFacts Explained

Mara Kurlandsky and Allison HartleyAdvocacy, Alliance Labs, Featured1 Comment

DayofFacts Logo over map of the world

#DayofFacts is an international social media campaign occurring on February 17, 2017. Alli Hartley and Mara Kurlandsky developed the concept as a day where institutions share mission-related content using the hashtag #DayofFacts. Alli and Mara share this first of two posts on the idea behind the campaign. On February 17, museums, libraries, archives, science centers and other cultural institutions will take to social media platforms … Read More

Election 2016: What it means for museums

Gail Ravnitzky SilbergliedAdvocacy, Featured0 Comments

Advocates from Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa review the issues and prepare for their Capitol Hill meetings at a Museums Advocacy Day.

Gail Ravnitzky Silberglied unpacks the results of the 2016 election and outlines steps every museum supporter can take to speak up for museums. “If anyone was on the fence about whether participating in Museums Advocacy Day makes a difference, make no mistake: The stakes could not be higher.” Gail is AAM’s VP for government relations and communications and a Capitol Hill … Read More