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SEATTLE – More than 50 Seattle and Puget Sound region museums and cultural organizations are collaborating to shine a spotlight on the diversity and excellence of the region’s museums with the inaugural Museum Week Northwest, May 16-23.
Museum Week Northwest is being held in conjunction with the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) conference taking place at the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC). Some 5,000 museum professionals from all 50 states and more than 50 countries will gather for the convention. This is the first time in 20 years that the AAM annual meeting has been in Seattle.
The Museum Week Northwest web site is live beginning today at www.museumweeknw.com. The site features two-for-one admission offers, free events, special tours, programs and other unique opportunities at the participating museums.
In addition to the web site, a mobile app called STQRY will make it easier for the public to find participating Museum Week Northwest museums and their events, discounts and promotions. The STQRY app is free and available on iPhones, Android, and Windows phones, and translates information into the language of the phone (more than 60 languages), helping make museums even more accessible.
“With the American Alliance of Museums coming to town, we couldn’t think of a better time to showcase the quality and diversity of museums in our region,” said Tracey Wickersham, Director of Cultural Tourism for Visit Seattle. “The new website will make it easy for users to find special events and offer, and we hope, to discover the wealth of innovative and fun museums all around us.”
Museums with special offers during Museum Week Northwest
The following organizations are participating in Museum Week Northwest with buy-one-get-one offers, free admission, or special public programs. Complete information, including terms and conditions, can be found at www.museumweeknw.com.
Find out more about public events at www.museumweeknw.com and more about the AAM Conference at www.aam-us.org.
Visit Seattle, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region. Visit our About Us page for more information about Visit Seattle.
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