Advocate Materials

Museums Advocacy Day 2017
Washington, D.C.
Feb. 27-28

Museums Advocacy Day provides a unique opportunity to make sure legislators know that museums are economic drivers, key providers of education and community anchors. The materials below (PDFs) are for advocates participating in person in Washington, D.C. and around the country.


Issue Briefs

Museum Issues at a Glance

Institute of Museum and Library Services Funding

Institute of Museum and Library Services Reauthorization

Charitable Giving

Shutdown Prevention and Economic Impact

Elementary and Secondary Education

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Arts

STEM Education

Historic Preservation 

Ethics and Best Practices for Museums

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion

Appropriations Letters

Museum Facts

Museums: Did You Know? (Infographic)

New this Year: State-By-State Snapshots

Find out how much funding museums in your state get from IMLS, NEH, and NEA.

Capitol Hill Meeting Leave Behind (PDF Packet) 

Congressional Contact Information



            Key Committees

Legislative Record for 2015-2016

We have created this members-only resource for you to see how elected officials are doing on key public policy issues affecting museums. Please login to access this resource.

Online Meeting Report Form

Logistics & General Information

Tips for Meeting with Elected Officials

Stand for Your Mission Discussion Guide for Museums

Additional Advocacy Resources

Advocate from Anywhere

Build Advocacy Skills

Economic Impact Statement

Educational Impact Statement

Contact Congress

Publicity Toolkit

Mobile App