Museums Alaska Advocacy Team
Museums across the country are playing a key role in education – welcoming 90 million students each year, training teachers, serving home-schoolers, and much more. Museums are also playing a key economic role, spending $20 billion in communities and supporting 400,000 jobs nationally. Many museums are also offering innovative programming: working with under-served youth, offering programs for families dealing with autism or Alzheimer’s, and welcoming military families free of charge.
Committed to preserving Alaska’s heritage and culture, our 2013 Museum Alaska advocacy priorities not only support existing programs and projects, we are advocating for the future. We support three priorities.
- Complete funding for the State Library Archives and Museums (SLAM) capital project, estimated at an additional $50 million.
- Increase funding to the legislative budget line item for the Alaska State Museum’s Grant-in-Aid program to $150,000 specifically to be re-granted to Alaska’s museums, with an additional $25,000 to be specifically allocated to the statewide Internship Program.
- Establish a task force for the development of a state funded matching fund program for museum capital projects, similar to what has occurred for library capital projects.
Here in Alaska, Museums and Cultural Centers contribute to our economy and well being through employment and cultural tourism. They educate children and adults and enrich communities.
Please click on the supporting briefs below for more information on our advocacy efforts:
MUSEUMS: WRITE TO YOUR LEGISLATORS!
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Questions? Contact the Advocacy Committee!