February 24 – 25, 2020 in Washington, D.C. AAAM members will unite with museum professionals across the country on Capitol Hill to reaffirm our value, collective contributions, and aspirations. Join us in making our collective voices heard. Join us in making the case for African and African American focused museums while networking with peers and building your professional and leadership skills.

Museums Advocacy Day 2020


Museums Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity to join with fellow museum professionals and supporters to make the case for museums.

Together as a field, we’ve defeated several threats to eliminate federal agencies supporting museums, but 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.

Constituents are the best advocates.

  • As a constituent, you are in the best position to create lasting change. Constituent visits have a greater influence on legislators than any other group or strategy. It’s up to you to make the case for museums to Congress and tell your story of why museums are important to you and your community. Being an engaged constituent is your advocacy super-power!

Museums Advocacy Day is inspiring, energizing and impactful.

  • Unite with museum colleagues from across the country as one voice to reaffirm our value, collective contributions, and aspirations. Get the information and insights you need to effectively speak up for museums.

Museums Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity.

  • Network with peers from your region, hear from federal agency and nonprofit leaders and build your own professional and leadership skills. Learn advocacy strategies and techniques you can use on Capitol Hill, with your city council and state legislators, with local and regional funders, and to advocate for yourself throughout your career.

The Association of African American Museums is excited to open nominations for its 2020 Board Member Nominations. Help identify remarkable members of our field who have a sole interest in increasing AAAM’s mission and legacy.