Happy Illinois Museum Day!
The Illinois Association of Museums (IAM) and Museums In the Park joined forces today at the Illinois State Museum for Illinois Museum Day. Museums and other cultural institutions organized today at the Museum and met with state and local lawmakers to advocate museums and the arts!
This was my first year attending Museum Day, and it was a great opportunity to network with individuals passionate about the museum field. The morning consisted of a breakfast social with legislators. This was a wonderful chance to meet and greet several visitors to the ISM from near and far across the state. This breakfast session was followed by an overview of advocacy goals, the state of museums in Illinois, and the role museums play culturally and economically on the local, state, and national level. After the morning session, attendees were invited to visit the Capitol Building and meet with their legislators.
Do you have a favorite Illinois museum? Which one?