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Museums Advocacy Day 2021

Museums Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity to join with fellow museum professionals and supporters to speak up for museums.

Together as a field, we’ve defeated several threats to eliminate federal agencies supporting museums. This year, following the recent elections and with so many museums still in dire situations across the country, we must keep making our case to Congress. Legislators do not know how their decisions affect museums if they don’t hear directly from you—the museums and people they represent. The resources and insights you’ll gain as a participant will help sustain your museum’s future and the future of the field.

MANY Members can register at the $25 AAM member rate! 

Email info@nysmuseums.org to get your discount code to register. 

Click here to learn more and to register

Deadline to register is Tuesday, January 19.

Will your voice be heard?

In 2020, hundreds of advocates visited lawmakers in person, and thousands contacted them online, to assert the value of museums to American society. This year, it’s more important than ever that all museums are represented at Museums Advocacy Day 2021. You can advocate for museums in your community, and across the nation, from wherever you are.  

Click here to learn how to advocate from anywhere


Comparison FY 20 Final Budget to FY 21 Final Budget*

Disclaimer: Prepared for MANY by Government Strategies, LLC. We have been cautioned that budget adjustments are expected as the impact of the deficit and inestimable expenses incurred for public health crisis are realized. 

Click here for more advocacy alerts and current links on our COVID-19 Resource Page


How can you get involved?

1. Become a Member of MANY: MANY is here to advocate on your behalf.

2. Write a letter to your NYS Assembly Member/NYS Senator: Share your support in your own words, thank them for their support of the MEA, and tell them why it matters to your organization and why it is important to their region.


Speaking Up for NYS Museums, 2019 Museums Advocacy Day

with the American Alliance of Museums

Risdon Photography / www.risdonfoto.com


Speaking Up for NYS Museums, 2019 Museums Advocacy Day

with the American Alliance of Museums

Risdon Photography / www.risdonfoto.com

The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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