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Museums Alaska Advocacy Team


Join us in Juneau January 27-30, 2015 for CHAMP!  Click here to register online

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:

Economic and Educational Impact of Alaska’s Museums (2015)

Capital Improvement Project Needs of Alaska’s Museums (2015)

Infrastructure Needs Study of Alaska Museums (2014)

The Impact of Museum Field Trips on Students  from createquity.com

SCHEDULE FOR CHAMP 2015  Click here to register online
Tuesday, January 27
Arrivals Ground transportation to the Baranof provided as scheduled
6:30-8:00 Dinner at Jane Lindsey’s home, 2177 Crow Hill Drive, Douglas RSVP to Jane

Wednesday, January 28
9:00-10:00am Breakfast w/trainer Karen Witter, KTOO Conference Room
10:00-11:30am Joint CHAMP Advocacy Training, KTOO Conference Room, Karen Witter, American Alliance of Museums 2013 Star Advocate, Independent Consultant
Noon-1:00pm Lunch n’ Learn, State Capitol, 2nd floor Fahrenkamp-Buttrovich Room, Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz (lunch provided), CHAMP speakers
1:00-2:00pm Museums Alaska Advocacy Training Karen Witter, TBD
2:00-4:30pm Legislative Appointments
4:30-6:30pm CHAMP Reception at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, 114 West 4th Street

Thursday, January 29
8:30-9:30am No-host Breakfast with Karen Witter, Silverbow: 120 2nd Street
All-Day Legislative Appointments as scheduled, Capitol
6:30pm Public Reception and Awards Ceremony for Governor’s Awards in the Arts and Humanities, Juneau Arts & Culture Center  Purchase tickets through ASCA

Friday, January 30
Departures Ground transportation to the airport provided as scheduled



Here are easy templates you can use:

2014 Congratualtions letter

My Museum Support Letter

Questions?  Contact the Advocacy Committee!

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