Meet Your Museum

Our #MeetYourMuseum campaign has been a huge success; with twenty-eight museums participating across Alberta, the Alberta Museums Association (AMA) has officially distributed all available buttons! This campaign is designed increase awareness of Alberta Museums, promote joy and collective celebration, and boost attendance, and visitors across Alberta are sharing their museum experiences (and buttons) on social media every day.

If you did not have the opportunity to receive any "I Met My Museum" buttons, you can still engage your visitors in the following ways:

How to participate:

  • Download the images below and post on social media along with your existing promotions;
  • Re-tweet and share AMA social media posts using the hashtags #MeetYourMuseum and #Staycation;
  • Encourage visitors to post selfies using the hashtags #IMetMyMuseum and #Staycation.

 For more information, please contact membership@museums.ab.ca or visit Get Involved  at museums.ab.ca to learn more and see how you can participate.

 

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Additionally, The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) is encouraging its Institutional Members to invite their MLAs to visit their museums during the month of July in order to showcase how museums are leading contributors to the social, cultural, and educational fabric of Alberta. The goal of #MeetYourMuseum Month is to increase the awareness with all government representatives of the importance and value of museums to their communities, and an in-person experience is an excellent way to communicate our sectors value!

 

Unsure of what to highlight?

  • Offer a special "behind the scenes" tour of an exhibit or collections area;
  • Provide them with a customized invitation to an existing event or opening;
  • Host a community BBQ.

 

We encourage you to reach out to your elected officials at their constituency office quickly as, although the Alberta Legislature is not in session during the month of July, summers can be busy and itineraries can fill up quickly. Invite your MPs and municipal officials to visit as well; the museum sector benefits with broad public engagement!

 

If you would like more information about #MeetYourMuseum Month, or additional ideas about how to get elected officials to visit your museum, please contact the AMA Advancement Lead at 780.424.2626 ext. 223 or at advancement@museums.ab.ca

 

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