Advocacy

By James G. Leventhal
One of the author's favorite records.


Many years ago Stephanie Weaver of Experienceology encouraged the Western Museums Association to start exploring the use of Ted-like talks to enliven the Annual Meeting and to provide better year-round content on the then recently launched blog site westmuse and other outlets. Well, Stephanie, your wait is over!...soon.
At the fall...
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,...

AAM Announces “Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum” Week;
Set for August 11-18, Museums Need to Show Congress How Essential They AreWHAT: Museums invite Members of Congress to visit their museumsWHY: Show Congress what museums are and what they doWHEN: August 11-18, 2012
“In August, Members of Congress will be at home for nearly a month, looking for opportunities to connect with constituents,”...

 
TIME SENSITIVE ISSUE
Once again, in conjunction with Museums Advocacy Day, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is circulating a "Dear Colleague" letter urging the Senate Appropriations Committee to provide $50 million in FY13 for the Office of Museum Services (OMS) at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
The deadline for Senators to sign on to this letter is THURSDAY, MARCH...

 
TIME SENSITIVE ISSUEAct Now - Ask Your U.S. Representative to Support the IMLS Office of Museum Services!
Once again, in conjunction with Museums Advocacy Day, U.S. Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) are circulating a "Dear Colleague" letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to provide at least $35 million in FY13 for the Office of...
By: Joy Berus, Esq.
Why do people donate?  Benefits can include an income tax deduction of the full fair market value of the object as of the date of donation, the avoidance of the tax on capital gains on appreciated assets, an estate and gift tax deduction, and the creation of a lasting Donor legacy with the Museum.
Donations of objects such as artworks, antiquities and collectibles have always...

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 has partnered with the American Association of Museums as a Co-Convenor of Museum Advocacy Day 2012 – February 27-28, 2012 in Washington, DC. Museums Advocacy Day is an opportunity to bring our message about...
By: Heather Ferrell
Living in the Middle East as I do now, I am especially aware – more than any other time in my life – about the importance of having a voice in your government and the right and security to speak with elected representatives. For museum leaders we often spend more energy focused on the pressing priorities of raising money for our institutions’ budget, our capital campaign, or...

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