Museum Association of New York

Museum Association of New York MANY inspires, connects, and strengthens NY’s cultural community by advocating, educating, collaborating, and supporting professional standards.
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As a member-based information and advocacy resource serving nearly 500 institutional, individual, and corporate members across New York State, MANY engages in a variety of programs and services addressing legislative and policy issues, analyzing and collecting trend data, and building information networks. It brings the collective contributions and issues of museums and heritage organizations to the attention of policy makers and residents, and it works on behalf of all museums in the state to foster healthy institutions based on good governance and leadership.

Mission: In partnership with diverse museums, heritage and related organizations, the Museum Association of New York (MANY) strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting high professional standards, strong organizational development, and by providing advocacy, training and flexible information networks so that all may better serve their missions and communities.

“What takes two commercial moving trucks, 20 3x4x5’ crates, and many extra hands to prepare???”The @smithsonian Tr...
11/22/2019

“What takes two commercial moving trucks, 20 3x4x5’ crates, and many extra hands to prepare???”

The @smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Water/Ways has arrived at the @chapmanmuseum! Open to the public on Saturday, November 23. Learn more about WaterWays in the link in our bio 🌊 (📷: @chapmanmuseum)

#fridayfeature #nysmuseums #thinkwater #waterways @ Chapman Historical Museum

Are you an Emerging Museum Professional? Apply for our #EMP scholarship to attend "The Power of Partnership" #MANY2020 a...
11/22/2019
Museum Association of New York - Conference Scholarship

Are you an Emerging Museum Professional?

Apply for our #EMP scholarship to attend "The Power of Partnership" #MANY2020 annual conference in Albany! The Emerging Museum Professional scholarship will include conference registration, one workshop or special event registration, up to $150 travel/parking reimbursement, and complimentary individual MANY membership for one year.

Learn more and apply today!

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service WaterWays exhibition has arrived at the Chapman Historical Muse...
11/22/2019

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service WaterWays exhibition has arrived at the Chapman Historical Museum! The grand opening is Saturday, November 23 but you can experience this Smithsonian exhibition and all of the unique programs until January 5. Learn more about the exhibition and events by downloading the official New York WaterWays app form OnCell!

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/new-york-water-ways-many/id1468123826?ls=1

#nysmuseums #thinkwater #fridayfeature #waterways

The Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibit opens at the Chapman Historical Museum (Glens Falls) tomorrow. Discover the power of water and its impact on the people of New York as a source of food, livelihood, and transportation. Ends 1/5/20.

More information: nysmuseums.org/WaterWaysTour

Museum Association of New York Museum on Main Street

Photo: Northumberland, Susan Meyer

"The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art is dropping “Gay and Lesbian” from its name, updating its mission and vision statem...
11/21/2019
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art Rebrands, Receives Major Gifts

"The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art is dropping “Gay and Lesbian” from its name, updating its mission and vision statements, and launching a capital campaign to raise $7 million to establish its first endowment fund and to create more than one thousand square feet of public space in the museum.

According to executive director Gonzalo Casals, the institution tweaked its name and mission in order to express a more inclusive and current conception of LGBTQ+ identity. “Make no mistake, now more than ever the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art will continue to celebrate the arts and culture of our various communities under the LGBTQ+ umbrella,” Casals said, “working with artists, scholars, cultural producers, activists and community leaders to provide a platform for the creation and exploration of our culture.” (via Artforum)

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The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in the SoHo neighborhood of New York is dropping “Gay and Lesbian” from its name, updating its mission and vision statements, and launching a capital campaign to raise $7 million to establish its first endowment fund and to create more than one tho...

The Heckscher Museum of Art Announces New CuratorKarli Wurzelbacher joins The Heckscher Museum of Art as Curator. An act...
11/20/2019
The Heckscher Museum of Art Announces New Curator

The Heckscher Museum of Art Announces New Curator

Karli Wurzelbacher joins The Heckscher Museum of Art as Curator. An active scholar in the field of twentieth-century American art, Wurzelbacher was most recently a curatorial research fellow at The Baltimore Museum of Art, where she contributed to the first exhibition and publication on Jack Whitten’s sculpture and to a forthcoming Joan Mitchell retrospective and book.

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The Heckscher Museum of Art Announces New Curator Additions to Curatorial, Development Teams Huntington, NY -- The Heckscher Museum of Art has announced new appointments to the Curatorial and Development departments, each bringing unique professional experience to the Museum. “As we ent...

The Museum Association of New York has been awarded two grants totaling $46,000 from the New York State Council on the A...
11/19/2019
Museum Association of New York - New York State Council on the Arts Awards Museum Association of New York $46,000

The Museum Association of New York has been awarded two grants totaling $46,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts for FY2020 with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

"NYSCA's support of MANY's annual conference and programs throughout the year helps us serve museums and museum professionals across the state no matter their geographic location, budget size, or discipline," said Erika Sanger, Executive Director Museum Association of New York. "New York's Museums steward and share our state's history, arts, and culture with audiences and support for professional development is critical to advancing and sustaining our sector."

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We are thrilled to offer 22 scholarships for museum professionals to attend "The Power of Partnership" annual conference...
11/19/2019
Museum Association of New York - Meredith Horsford, Cassetti Scholarship

We are thrilled to offer 22 scholarships for museum professionals to attend "The Power of Partnership" annual conference. It is the second year for our Cassetti Annual Conference Scholarship—awarded to a museum professional who has demonstrated creative leadership and has affected significant, positive change in the ways in which their museum engages with audiences.

Meredith Horsford, Executive Director of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum was our inaugural recipient of the Cassetti Scholarship. Read more about her conference experience and apply to be our #MANY2020 Cassetti Scholarship recipient!

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Applications for our 2020 Conference Scholarships will be announced on Monday, November 4. To learn more about The Power of Partnership 2020 annual conference in Albany, March 29-31 please visit: nysmuseums.org/annualconference

Fall vibes at the @gcvmuseum for our #MuseumMonday 🍂Did you know that Genesee Country Village & Museum is the largest...
11/18/2019

Fall vibes at the @gcvmuseum for our #MuseumMonday 🍂

Did you know that Genesee Country Village & Museum is the largest living history museum in New York State? This living history museum includes a 19th century village, a gallery, a nature center, and 600 acres of gardens and wildlife!

#MemberMonday 📸: @gcvmuseum
#nysmuseums #iloveny #museums #livinghistory

Congratulations to Ashley James on her position as Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Mu...
11/18/2019
The New York Times

Congratulations to Ashley James on her position as Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum!

“Ms. James, who this week started on the job as the museum’s associate curator of contemporary art, was most recently an assistant curator of contemporary art at the Brooklyn Museum, where she was a moving force behind the acclaimed exhibition “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.”

“Her work complements the Guggenheim’s mission to present the art of today,” Nancy Spector, the Guggenheim’s artistic director and chief curator, said in a statement, “which we understand as a deep and expansive view of art history.”

#nysmuseums

Ashley James is the first full-time black curator in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's 80-year history.

Interested in participating in a Humanities NY Reading & Discussion Program at your museum? Applications are due Monday,...
11/15/2019
Reading & Discussion

Interested in participating in a Humanities NY Reading & Discussion Program at your museum? Applications are due Monday, December 9th for a Spring 2020 program!
Open to any tax-exempt organization in New York State, Humanities New York's Reading & Discussion Programs bring together community members for a series of thematically-linked, text-based conversations about important ideas. Sixteen themes are available. You choose a theme, decide how many sessions to hold, and find a local scholar to facilitate the discussions. After you're awarded the program, you then select readings from our themed book lists that work best for your community.

Learn more and apply today!

#nysmuseums #humanitiesny

Reading & Discussion Makes time for thinking deeply about a single idea from a variety of perspectives. FEATURED Featured SeriesPlace and StoryExamine the natural world that surrounds us, from New York to the West, in this series developed and introduced by award-winning author and environmentalist....

#FridayFeature The Dyer Arts Gallery! #DYK that The Dyer Arts Gallery showcases artworks created by current students, al...
11/15/2019

#FridayFeature The Dyer Arts Gallery!

#DYK that The Dyer Arts Gallery showcases artworks created by current students, alumni, and artists who are nationally and internationally renowned and all artists are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or allies of the Deaf community?

📷: @dyerartscenter

➡️Now on view: 6x6 with Jr NAD and Community
This exhibition is also a fundraiser with all sales supporting Jr. NAD [a program of the National Association of the Deaf] . All artwork focuses on the Jr NAD Conference Theme “Perspective, Empathize, Influence.”

Follow @dyerartscenter to learn more! #nysmuseums #freefriday #dyerartscenter #deafartists

What we're reading— "What a difference Museum Signage can make"What kind of museum signage do you use at your museum? ...
11/15/2019
What a difference Museum Signage can make #musesocial - @MarDixon

What we're reading— "What a difference Museum Signage can make"

What kind of museum signage do you use at your museum? Share below!

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I was privileged to be Keynote Speaker at the Visitor Experience Group conference near my home town in Philadelphia recently and one of the things I mentioned was museum signage. My statement was around why they were always negative – DO NOT TOUCH or DO NOT SIT when the same statement could be sai...

"If you work or volunteer at a museum, library, or historical society, you know that objects should be displayed and sto...
11/14/2019
Museum Association of New York - What is “Archival?”: Decoding ISO 18902

"If you work or volunteer at a museum, library, or historical society, you know that objects should be displayed and stored in archival-quality materials. “Acid-free,” “lignin-free,” and “photo safe” are terms that get used a lot, but what do they really mean when it comes to your photography collection?"

Kate Jacus of Archival Methods shares some archival science - take a look at the numbers behind archival specs.

https://nysmuseums.org/MANYnews/8085152

Thank you Dia:Beacon, our presenters, and our Hudson Valley museums for a fantastic end to our 2019 Fall Workshop and Me...
11/14/2019

Thank you Dia:Beacon, our presenters, and our Hudson Valley museums for a fantastic end to our 2019 Fall Workshop and Meet-Up tour! We traveled to all ten REDC Regions, saw new spaces, and had a great time meeting museum people from across the state. We love our #nysmuseums community! #MANYontheMove

Clover the Porcupine meets Warhol. Having some fun at our Hudson Valley Workshop at Dia:Beacon! #nysmuseums #MANYontheMo...
11/13/2019

Clover the Porcupine meets Warhol. Having some fun at our Hudson Valley Workshop at Dia:Beacon! #nysmuseums #MANYontheMove

Do you know an individual or a museum that could use some recognition? Nominate an individual, museum, exhibition or pro...
11/12/2019

Do you know an individual or a museum that could use some recognition? Nominate an individual, museum, exhibition or program for an Award of Merit!

We've extended our deadline for our Awards of Merit to Thursday, November 14. MANY's Awards of Merit recognize outstanding and innovative programs, staff, and volunteers who have enriched New York State museums with new and remarkable projects.

Awards of Merit winners will receive special discounted conference registration.

Learn more about the different nomination categories and submit your nomination today!

https://nysmuseums.org/awardsofmerit

As the November 15 deadline for the Institute of Museum and Library Services grants nears, we're re-sharing our article ...
11/08/2019
Museum Association of New York - Inspiring Funding for Small Museums

As the November 15 deadline for the Institute of Museum and Library Services grants nears, we're re-sharing our article with IMLS Museum Program Officers Reagan Moore and Mark Feitly about the Inspire! Grants for Small Museums program. As the program goal is to support small museums, we spoke with The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor and learned how they were successful in their grant application.

Read more: https://nysmuseums.org/MANYnews/7902601

#nysmuseums #grants #museum

MANY Executive Director Erika Sanger is in NYC attending MuseumNext! Are you attending #MuseumNext? Say hi!Happening now...
11/07/2019

MANY Executive Director Erika Sanger is in NYC attending MuseumNext!

Are you attending #MuseumNext? Say hi!

Happening now- Adam Rozan from the National Museum of American History

#MANYontheMove

Thank you Long Island museums for joining us at Hofstra University Museum of Art for our Long Island Workshop yesterday!...
11/07/2019

Thank you Long Island museums for joining us at Hofstra University Museum of Art for our Long Island Workshop yesterday!

In the photo: Kathryn Lloyd, Director of Programs at the Tenement Museum presenting “Your Story, Our Story”

#nysmuseums #longisland #museums

"For more than a decade the Albright-Knox has explored the possibility of expanding and upgrading its facilities. These ...
11/07/2019
Campus Development and Expansion | Albright-Knox

"For more than a decade the Albright-Knox has explored the possibility of expanding and upgrading its facilities. These enhancements are urgently needed to properly house the museum's growing collection of modern and contemporary masterworks, mount rotating special exhibitions, and present a dynamic array of complementary education programs."

Albright-Knox Gallery closed on Sunday, November 3 as it undergoes a transformation that will provide an additional 30,000 square feet of space. Over the next two years the museum will continue it's community outreach with their Art Truck, Public Art Initiative and the Albright-Knox Northland.

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Closing Week October 29–31, 10 am–5 pm November 1, 10 am–10 pm November 2, 10 am–9 pm November 3, 10 am–5 pm Admission is Pay What You Wish

Grants available for roadside markers commemorating history in New York State!The William G. Pomeroy officially opened t...
11/06/2019

Grants available for roadside markers commemorating history in New York State!

The William G. Pomeroy officially opened the next grant round of its New York State Historic Marker Grant Program today, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019.

The marker program commemorates historic people, places, things or events in New York State within the time frame of 1740-1920. Grants cover the entire cost of a marker, pole and shipping.

https://nysmuseums.org/shareyournews/8090695

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#WelcomeWednesday the the East Hampton Historical Farm Museum! This interactive farm museum invites visitors to experien...
11/06/2019

#WelcomeWednesday the the East Hampton Historical Farm Museum! This interactive farm museum invites visitors to experience local fame life during the 1880s to 1930s on the Lester Homestead. #Tbt to metal detecting onsite! Welcome to MANY! 📸: @ehhistoricalfarmmuseum #nysmuseums #easthampton

#TransformationTuesday How the George Eastman Museum is Changing their Visitor ExperienceWithin the last few months, the...
11/05/2019
Museum Association of New York - How the Eastman Museum is Changing Their Visitor Experience

#TransformationTuesday
How the George Eastman Museum is Changing their Visitor Experience

Within the last few months, the Eastman Museum has received two National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants and two Institute for Library and Museum Services (IMLS) grants with a combined total of $1.3 million dollars. The Museum also received $1 million from the New York State Council on the Arts in 2018. These public funds will help implement facilities improvement projects that will create a new accessible main entrance and welcome center as well as restoration work on the historic mansion and gardens— one of Rochester’s National Historic Landmarks. While restoration for the historic Colonnade began this August, construction for the new main entrance and visitor center will begin in January 2020 and is expected to be completed in July 2020.

#nysmuseums

https://nysmuseums.org/MANYnews/8085132

11/05/2019

➡️Awards of Merit Deadline Extended!⬅️

Nominate an individual, museum, exhibition or program for an Award of Merit!

➡️Deadline extended to Thursday, November 14⬅️

Award of Merit winners receive discounted conference registration.

Nominators of award winners are invited to join breakfast award ceremony on Monday, March 30, 2020.

Nomination Categories:
Anne Ackerson Innovation in Leadership Award
The Rising Star Award
Individual Achievement
Development Award
Excellence in Design Award, Sponsored by NAME
Innovation in Collections Access Award Engaging Communities Award

Learn more and submit your nominations! https://nysmuseums.org/awardsofmerit

#MANY2020 #nysmuseums

Once a Nabisco box-printing factory on the banks of the Hudson River, Dia:Beacon presents the majority of Dia’s art co...
11/04/2019

Once a Nabisco box-printing factory on the banks of the Hudson River, Dia:Beacon presents the majority of Dia’s art collection from the 1960s as well as special exhibitions, new commissions, and public programs.
Join MANY and museum colleagues for our Hudson Valley Workshop and Meet-Up at Dia:Beacon on 11/13/2019! This workshop includes sessions on Multi-Step Strategies for New Exhibit Funding, The Present is Queer: Case Studies & Strategies for LGBTQIA+ Representation in Museums, and Access to Art: Creatively Engaging Visitors with Disabilities at the Albright-Knox

Workshop is immediately followed by our Hudson Valley Meet-Up

Learn more and register! https://nysmuseums.org/hudsonvalleyworkshop/

#MuseumMonday 📸: @diaartfoundation

#danflavin #diabeacon #diaartfoundation #nysmuseums

22 for 2020! There are 22 Conference Scholarships available for museum professionals to attend “The Power of Partnersh...
11/04/2019
Museum Association of New York - Conference Scholarship

22 for 2020! There are 22 Conference Scholarships available for museum professionals to attend “The Power of Partnership” 2020 Annual Conference in Albany, March 29 -31, 2020. MANY will offer three categories of professional scholarships: Capital Region Museum Employees, Emerging Museum Professional, and the Cassetti Annual Conference Scholarship.

All nominations must be emailed to [email protected] by Monday, December 2, 2019.

#nysmuseums #MANY2020 #thepowerofpartnership

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