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MPMA at Museums Advocacy Day

Many of us from the MPMA region participate in Museums Advocacy Day in February every year in Washington, D.C.  There are about 300 advocates representing most states making approximately 250 visits on Capitol Hill that week.  There are also many students who attend as well as trustees. 

Registration Now Open for Museums Advocacy Day 2018! MPMA members receive free registration.

With a new President and a new Congress, museums have had a lot at stake this year and many of these battles are not yet over. Federal funding will continue to be a major issue in 2018, and museums could also be significantly impacted by tax reform, education policy, infrastructure legislation, and more.
But legislators do not know how museums are impacted, and how they serve citizens, if they don’t hear it from you—the people they represent. Help make sure museums are at the table in 2018, not on the table.
Register Now
Because of MPMA’s continued partnership with AAM and financial support of Advocacy Day, MPMA members can register to participate in Advocacy Day for free! Contact to take advantage of this benefit.

  • Do your part for the cause of museums. Join us for this 10th annual event and tell your museum story to legislators and their staff as only you—their constituent—can. Your passion for your work is your superpower on Capitol Hill.
  • Every voice matters. Whether you are a museum professional, independent professional, museum trustee or student planning to enter the museum field, we need you to speak up for museums at this 10th annual event.
  • Invest in yourself. Advocacy is a powerful tool to have in your career arsenal, and Museums Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity to develop these skills. Learn how to be your own best advocate, whatever the issue at hand.

Learn more about Museums Advocacy Day and book your hotel room now. We anticipate that the 2018 event will fill up quickly, so make your plans to attend and register today.
Nominate Your Legislator for a Museums Advocacy Day Congressional Award
Has a member of Congress supported and advanced your museum? Each year during Museums Advocacy Day, the Alliance presents awards to members of Congress who have demonstrated exemplary support for museums. See past honorees and nominate a legislator today. Nominations are due December 8.
Join the conversation on social media: #museumsadvocacy and #museumsadvocacy2018

Photographs from Museums Advocacy Day

Colorado Delegation

Nebraska Delegation

North Dakota Delegation

Oklahoma Delegation

Montana Delegation

New Mexico and Texas Delegations

Bill Peterson, MAM President, addresses advocates.

Monta Lee Dakin and Walt Crim send messages via Facebook.

Howard Taylor speaks during Training

Art Wolf, Jay Smith and Monta Lee Dakin discuss strategy for their Hill visits.

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