By Abigayle Renk
Attending Museums Advocacy Day was an unforgettable experience in my studies. I met numerous museum professionals and advocates from the American Alliance of Museums, all joined by the singular goal of encouraging support for our nation’s educational and cultural institutions. I listened to presentations on advocacy approaches, networked with other students, and learned first-hand what museum advocacy involves. Laura-Edythe Coleman prepared our group for meetings with Congress members and we concluded with positive impacts. I will never forget what it was like to represent Drexel University and Pennsylvania museums at the United States Capitol.