The WMA strives to strengthen museums in the Western region, and beyond, by offering museum professionals unique opportunities to connect and collaborate with each other. In that regard, WMA is a proud supporter of the Fifth Annual Museums Advocacy Day - a two-day event February 25-26, 2013, in Washington, DC. While many working in the museum field know that museums play a key role in education, job creation, tourism, economic development and more, many elected officials are not fully aware. Help WMA support the field in our efforts to advocate for museums and against potential budget cuts for next year. The registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 25.
Museums Advocacy Day is an opportunity to bring our message about the value of museums to Capitol Hill and to advocate for policy and funding issues that affect our field. If you can’t make it to Washington DC, there are many ways you and your museum can still participate. Visit E-Advocacy for Museums (AAM website) for tools to maximize your impact, whether you are attending Museums Advocacy Day in person, or advocating from home.
Join WMA and AAM in Museum Advocacy Day 2013!