We want to hear from YOU! What was your best Museum experience? Has the Museum changed your life in any way? What does The Cummer mean to you? Maybe you are a parent whose child’s life was changed through the experience of art. Perhaps you are a veteran who found healing through the Museum. Maybe you are a teacher who integrates the Museum experience into your curriculum to touch the lives of students.
The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) is looking for compelling stories from museum visitors about how their lives have been touched. We want to hear your stories. We will choose the most powerfully compelling story from our visitors to share with the AAM. From the stories selected by Museums around the country, the AAM will select a Great American Museum Advocate, who will receive an expense-paid trip to participate in Museums Advocacy Day 2014 and help make their case on Capitol Hill.
“People often have transformational experiences in museums, and we are searching for those visitors whose lives have been forever changed by a museum visit,” said Alliance President Ford W. Bell. “We urge you to send us those stories so we can tell the real story of what goes on in museums and share the power of those experiences with our elected leaders.”
How to Tell Your Story:
This activity is open to visitors of ALL AGES. Submissions may in written, video, or photograph form (or a combination). You may tell your story by responding in the comments section below, by sending us a letter, or by email. Whichever way you choose to submit your story, please include your name and contact information. If you choose to respond in the Comment Section of this blog post, please send your contact information in an email. Each person who contributes a meaningful story will receive a free admission pass to The Cummer. We look forward to hearing from each of you.
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Attn: Amber Sesnick – Tell Your Story
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville FL, 32204
Subject: Tell Your Story
P.S. Here are three more ways to support the cause of museums:
- Consider attending Museums Advocacy Day 2014.
- Pledge your support for Museums Advocacy Day.
- Join us in Seattle for the AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, May 18-21.
Deeply discounted rates are available until Oct. 18!