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Advancement Council is a Voice from Our Audience

Posted on June 16, 2020 at 3:00 PM by Betsy Grabinski

Officially formed in 2014, the Advancement Council helps University Museums with fundraising, acquisition of objects, assist in providing care and conservation of the collection, and raising awareness about our mission. They are a voice for the University Museums’ audience and donors as well as providing insight for strategic planning and future initiatives. Some of the projects they have helped with include fundraising for the recent renovation of the Brunnier Art Museum, serving on the planning committee for the Beyond the Glass Reopening Gala, and developing the bus tour for the traveling Faces of Iowa State exhibition. Their service is invaluable to sustain and protect the future of University Museums.

Advancement Council Mission Statement
The University Museums Advancement Council is an advisory group whose mission is to assist the University Museums Director and Chief Curator in various museum initiatives while enriching the educational opportunities and experiences for members of the University Museums Curators Associates. Council initiatives include raising awareness of the University Museums while expanding the number of Curators Associates and increasing financial support, assisting in the care, conservation and acquisition of objects to the University Museums collection, providing scholarship that leads to the intellectual expansion of the collection and exhibitions, assisting with special events, and providing arts education travel opportunities to Curators Associates.

Curators Associates” are donors who have gifted $15,000 to $99,999 to University Museums. It is a lifetime membership and may include couples and partners.


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