On Thursday, March 22, AAM testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. Bell noted the vital role museums are playing in STEM education and urged the Subcommittee to reject a proposed 22% cut in funding for the Informal Science Education program at the National Science Foundation.
Every Library and Museum in America, Mapped. If you have ever felt overwhelmed by the ubiquity of McDonald's, this stat may make your day: There are more public libraries (about 17,000) in America than outposts of the burger mega-chain (about 14,000). The same is true of Starbucks (about 11,000 coffee shops nationally).