Drinking About Museums–February Happy Hour, Museums Advocacy Day

The Austin Museum Partnership’s monthly #DrinkingAboutMuseums Happy Hour is a low-key networking opportunity for museum professionals to meet and collaborate with colleagues.

This month we are going to focus on Museums Advocacy Day. Since most of us can’t travel to Washington, D.C. to advocate for museums, let’s talk about what we can do from afar or even just to advocate for museums here in Austin.

What changes could we be facing as an industry? What funding concerns to do have? How can we best advocate to our lawmakers to show our value to society? What other conversations are occurring at your institutions?

Come on February 15, and let’s brainstorm.

Here is some info about Museums Advocacy Day and some resources to get us started http://www.aam-us.org/advocacy/resources