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MAA is an annual sponsor of the American Alliance of Museums Museum Day and of the Arizona Arts Congress.    

We encourage all Arizona museums to participate in Invite Congress to Your Museum Week held annually in August.

Throughout the 2021-2022 Arizona budget process MAA supported the State Parks Heritage Fund and the reauthorization of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Division including the State Capitol Museum.

In January  and  July 2021 MAA signed on to national Charitable Nonprofit Policies Priority Letters for COVID relief.

In August 2020 MAA provided a statement to the Board of the Arizona Historical Society regarding the proposed termination of Memoranda of Understanding regarding Riordan Mansion, the Downtown History Museum, and Historic Fort Lowell.  The AHS Board has tabled this matter until its October meeting.

In July 2020 MAA sent a letter to National History Day regarding their promotion of a T-shirt displaying the text, Evidence Matters. Unfortunately, the T-shirt remains for sale on the National History Day website.

In July 2020 MAA signed on to the Museum Community Emergency Economic Relief Request Letter to Congress.

In April 2020 MAA signed on to the Charitable Giving Coalition's letter asking Congress to expand the temporary universal charitable deduction and other incentives to encourage giving.

In August 2019 MAA joined other museum associations in urging the Alaska State Board of Regents to continuing funding for the University of Alaska Museum of the North.

In August 2019 MAA wrote a letter in support of the continuation of the Arizona Capitol Museum as part of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records for its Sunset Review.

In October 2018 MAA signed on to the UBIT Coalition letter regarding a proposal to expand taxes on non-profit organization.

In July 2018 MAA was the first state museum association to sign on to We Are Still In.

In May 2015 MAA issued a statement supporting the Hopi Tribe in their efforts to prevent the auction of their sacred material at a Paris auction

In July 2015 MAA joined with other state and regional museum associations to send letters of protest the closing of the Illinois State Museum System to the Illinois Governor and the  Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability. 

MAA was one of more than 2000 national, state and local organizations that signed on to a letter sent to the President and members of Congress by NDD United, urging continued support for "non-defense discretionary" programs and relief from from sequestration budget cuts.

Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

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