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Curator of Education Advocates for Museums

March 22, 2010

Sandi Olivo, curator of education, attended a Museums Advocacy Day, March 22-23, in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the American Association of Museums (AAM). Olivo, along with 200 other Museum advocates, met for a day of intensive advocacy training and issue briefings followed by a day of scheduled visits to Capitol Hill offices. It was a tremendous opportunity to bring a unified message to Capitol Hill about the museum
field’s legislative priorities: federal funding, federal education policy, charitable giving, historic preservation, and others. AAM hopes to make Museum Advocacy Day an annual event.


Sandi Olivo, curator of education at the College Museum, is pictured here with Senator Leahy and Paul DeOrsay from the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum on Long Island, during a recent trip to Washington, D.C. to advocate for funding in the arts.