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2018 Advocacy Day Details


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For those that attended Museum Advocacy Day this year

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Registration Details

Registration is required to attend. If you wish to have a display/table you must register by February 2. We recommend sending two representatives for your organization.


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February 27, 2018 

  • 8:00-8:30    Load-in and set up museum display tables

  • 8:45-9:30    Introductions and Orientation (mandatory attendance)

  • 9:30-1:00    Legislator Contacts and Rotunda Displays

  • 1:00-1:30    Load-out



Capitol Rotunda

Visit for more information on directions and parking. Please be sure to follow parking signs.


Why You Should Attend

This is your opportunity to speak to your legislators on behalf of your institution! Suggested talking points include:

  • Utah’s diverse and thriving museum community benefits the state’s cultural tourism portfolio and contributes a measurable, positive impact on the state’s overall economy.
  • Continued legislative support for museums will help safeguard Utah’s cultural legacy for future generations of visitors and residents.

How to Prepare for Museum Advocacy Day!

  • Familiarize yourself with your institution’s legislators. Visit for more information.
  • Create a quick fact sheet about your museum. Include your mission statement, how many visitors  you served in the past year, a description of what your institution has accomplished with the help of OMS grant money (if applicable), and general contact information.
  • Emphasize “substance over style”… Museum Advocacy Day is less about “Show and Tell” and more about communicating the need for continued legislative support.
  • The American Alliance of Museums has great resources.


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