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Museum Day

Who is telling the story of Illinois Museums?  IAM!

Join us in Springfield for Illinois Museum Day!  Visit your Illinois Policymakers and tell them about your museum.

Museums are institutions with stories.  Throughout history, museums have served as a sacred public memory; preserving our material culture, remembering the past, questioning assumptions, and serving as a safe place for innovation and research. They can illuminate our past and foreshadow our future.  Museums are an essential part of society- these places matter. Period. 

The story of the your museum needs your to help tell it.  You have assets to the bring to the table: your vote, access to your patrons, the jobs you support, your positive educational impact, your role as a community anchor. Don’t settle for less than you’re worth. To thrive in the 21st century, museums need to share our story with decision makers and be the source of information for them to make informed choices about current issues.

Virtual Advocacy Day-2020

Due to the Covid 19 Crisis we are holding a Virtual Advocacy Day on Monday the 18th of May 2020.  Please reach out to your policy maker on May 18 and tell them about your museum!  For ideas, contact information, and talking points check out our Advocacy Toolkit by clicking here.  Your voice matters!