Tourism CommissionJune 12, 2024

Austin Museum Partnership Presentation — original pdf

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Catherine Whited Co-Chair Who are we? ● 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1998 ● Promotes and facilitates collaboration within the museum community for the benefit of our museums and the community at large ● Membership is open to cultural institutions in the Greater Austin area, businesses and organizations that provide museum-related services, and individuals interested in furthering the purpose of AMP Who are we? Governance ● 10 person volunteer board Funding ● Member dues ● Sponsorships ● Grants AMP Board Members (2013) What do we do? Connect with the Public: ● Austin Museum Day ● Educators Night ● Website ● Happy Hour events What do we do? Connect with Members: ● Professional Development ● Grants ● Networking & Knowledge Sharing Austin Museum Day ● Since 1998, the Austin Museum Partnership has coordinated Austin Museum Day ● Participating institutions offer free admission and special programs ● Always held on the penultimate Sunday of the month in September The Contemporary Austin - interactive mural Austin Toy Museum Elisabet Ney Museum - Portraiture in the Park Austin Museum Day - September 22, 2024 Austin Museum Partnership is responsible for… ● Organizing participating museums ● Sponsorships & fundraising ● Promotional materials, advertising, PR ● Updating AMP website & social media sites ● Social media guide for museums ● Documentation and evaluation Promotional materials, advertising, PR Promotional materials, advertising, PR Documenting and Evaluation Professional Development Grants Employees of member institutions have utilized our microgrants to take advantage of professional development opportunities such as… ● Conferences ● Online courses ● International internships Member Institutions ● Art Galleries at Black Studies ● Austin History Center ● Austin Museum of Popular Culture ● Austin Nature & Science Center ● Bastrop County Historical Society ● Blanton Museum of Art ● Brush Square Museums ● Bullock Texas State History Museum ● Chateau Bellevue, Home of the Austin Woman’s Club ● City of Austin Cultural Arts Division ● Dougherty Arts Center ● Elisabet Ney Museum ● Flower Hill Foundation ● Harry Ransom Center ● Hezikiah Haskell House ● Humanities Texas ● ● ● ● Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms Foundation Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Landmarks LBJ Presidential Library ● MathHappens Foundation ● Mexic-Arte Museum ● Millett’s Opera House ● Museo Benini ● Neill-Cochran House Museum ● Save Austin’s Cemeteries ● Science Mill ● ● Texas Capitol Visitors Center Texas Medical Association History of Medicine Gallery Texas Military Forces Museum Texas Music Museum Inc. Texas Science & Natural History Museum Texas State Capitol Texas State Cemetery The Contemporary Austin The Williamson Museum Thinkery ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum ● Women & Their Work What does this do for the city of Austin? ● 76% of all U.S. leisure travelers participate in cultural or heritage activities such as visiting museums. ● These travelers spend 60% more money on average than other leisure travelers. ● Each job created in the museum sector results in $16,495 in additional tax revenue. ● Museums and other nonprofit cultural organizations return more than $5 in tax revenues for every $1 they receive in funding from all levels of government. Source: The American Alliance of Museums What does this do for the city of Austin? ● Bullock Texas State History Museum ○ 106 employees ○ 400,000 annual visitors ■ 160,000 tourists ■ 38,000 schoolchildren ● LBJ Presidential Library ○ 100 employees ○ 100,000 annual visitors ■ 50,000 tourists ● Texas Science and Natural History Museum ○ 23 employees ○ 50,000 visitors ■ 6,000 schoolchildren ● Landmarks ○ 46,000 visitors to the Turrell Skyspace Sponsorships and Fundraising ● Grants ● Corporate sponsorship ● Monetary and In-Kind @austinmuseums