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Museums Alaska Advocacy Team

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Join us in Juneau January 28-20, 2015 for CHAMP!

witter-grad-2014-43_2_2AAM Star Advocate Karen Witter will be our guest trainer at the Juneau Fly-In, January 28. Read her excellent article on advocacy, Why Advocacy Should Be a Best Practice of Museums. The article originally appeared as a technical insert with the Illinois Heritage Association newsletter. The IHA is a statewide nonprofit service organization in Illinois that has provided technical assistance to museums, libraries, and other cultural heritage organizations for over thirty years.

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.

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:

Infrastructure Needs Study of Alaska Museums (published 2014)

and check out our draft for 2015 Capital Project Updates: 2015 CIP MA Brief

MUSEUMS: WRITE TO YOUR LEGISLATORS!

Here are easy templates you can use:

2014 Congratualtions letter

My Museum Support Letter

Questions?  Contact the Advocacy Committee!

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