Invite Your Elected Officials
The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) is encouraging its
Institutional Members to invite their Elected Officialsto visit
their museums this spring and summer in order to showcase how
museums are leading contributors to the social, cultural, and
educational fabric of Alberta.
A key goal of the #MeetYourMuseum campaign 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
Unsure of what to highlight in your invitation?
- Offer a special "behind the scenes" tour of an exhibit or
- Provide them with a customized invitation to an existing event
- Invite them to take part in one of your educational
- Host a community BBQ;
- Use this fact sheet to share
information that focusses on the value of arts, culture, and
heritage institutions to society.
The AMA has created template letters that your museum can use.
Please feel free to add to or edit them to customize your museum's
We encourage you to reach out to your elected officials at their
constituency office early, as spring and summer can be busy times
and itineraries can fill up quickly. Invite your MLAs, MPs, and
municipal officials to visit; the museum sector benefits with broad
If you would like more information about the
#MeetYourMuseum campaign, or additional ideas about how to
encourage elected officials to visit your museum, please contact
the AMA Advancement Lead at 780.424.2626 x. 223 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.