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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.

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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.