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.

"In times of adversity, we look to art to give form to chaos. But where do you go when the chaos keeps you from art enti...
04/24/2020
Now Virtual and in Video, Museum Websites Shake Off the Dust

"In times of adversity, we look to art to give form to chaos. But where do you go when the chaos keeps you from art entirely? It will have to be online. As the coronavirus pandemic stretches into yet another month, keeping arts institutions closed across the globe, museums’ websites are now posting traffic numbers that were once unimaginable."

Homebound and feeling the wanderlust? Our critic’s guide to the best online presentations from the world’s leading art palaces and picture galleries.

For our #FeatureFriday we are looking at the Rubin Museum of Art's Care Package: Art and Practices for Navigating Our Wo...
04/24/2020
Rubin Care Package-Art and Practices for Navigating Our World | Rubin Museum of Art

For our #FeatureFriday we are looking at the Rubin Museum of Art's Care Package: Art and Practices for Navigating Our World. "...these resources may help you handle stress and foster peace of mind wherever you are."

Explore the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room, tune into the Rubin daily offering, and more.

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In this time of great instability, our global community is experiencing growing fear, loss, isolation, and stress. When faced with uncertainty and turmoil, Buddhists rely on traditional practices developed over two thousand years to harness the mind and help change…

Join us tomorrow Friday, April 24 at 12 PM for Week 6 of our Virtual Meet-UpsThis week—"Keeping Our Doors Open Virtually...
04/23/2020

Join us tomorrow Friday, April 24 at 12 PM for Week 6 of our Virtual Meet-Ups

This week—"Keeping Our Doors Open Virtually"

Learn how to stay engaged with visitors through immersive digital experiences with MANY Industry Partner, OnCell who will guide us through a close look at the pros and cons of different app experiences. George Eastman Museum staff will share the many ways museums have been keeping their doors open virtually - before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Urban Archive will share their digital partnerships highlighting New York City’s history through location-based storytelling.

MANY Staff will also share digital initiatives and best practices from our nation’s leading institutions.

Register here: https://forms.gle/w5QGFN9A263oyRui9

We are fully immersed in this #MuseumMomentofZen from the Rockwell Museum. Happy 50th #EarthDay🌎 📷: The Rockwell Museum🖼...
04/22/2020

We are fully immersed in this #MuseumMomentofZen from the Rockwell Museum.
Happy 50th #EarthDay🌎

📷: The Rockwell Museum

🖼: William Zorach, Yosemite Trees, circa 1920

04/21/2020
National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities announced new grant guidelines designed to rapidly distribute CARES Act funding to cultural nonprofits affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This new funding opportunity, NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations, will provide grants of up to $300,000 to sustain humanities organizations and preserve jobs in the cultural sector.

“We know that, across the country, so many cultural organizations and the staff they employ are suffering severe hardship due to the pandemic,” said NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. “NEH is working quickly to distribute emergency funds to strengthen the nation’s museums, archives, libraries, historic sites, universities, and other educational institutions, and to support the communities and economies that rely on them.”

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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced today the NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations grant program, which will provide CARES Act emergency relief funding to cultural nonprofits up to $300,000 each.

NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations grants will provide cultural nonprofits with emergency relief funding to support humanities activities focused on education, preservation and access, public programming, digital humanities, and scholarly research.

NEH has already distributed nearly $30 million of CARES Act funding to 55 states and U.S. territories through state and jurisdictional humanities councils to support local cultural groups and educational programming.

https://www.neh.gov/news/neh-offers-emergency-relief-funding-cultural-institutions-affected-coronavirus

It’s all about the ABC’s for this #MuseumMonday with the @putnamhistorymuseum! Museums are joining a new challenge shari...
04/20/2020

It’s all about the ABC’s for this #MuseumMonday with the @putnamhistorymuseum! Museums are joining a new challenge sharing images from the collections that correspond with the alphabet for #museumalphabet The PHM is in the process of digitizing our 300+ historic postcard collection.

H is for…the Hudson Highlands!

📷“A Scene in the Highlands of the Hudson,” from the early 1900s (Courtesy of Janet Selleck Rust).

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"Whether you’re culturally deprived, bored, or both, the latest social media challenge to grace our Twitter feeds might ...
04/16/2020
Dressing Up As Famous Art? Count Us In

"Whether you’re culturally deprived, bored, or both, the latest social media challenge to grace our Twitter feeds might be just what you need to get out of the three-week-quarantine slump. Recently, a number of prominent museums, including the Met in New York and the Louvre in Paris, have begun challenging their followers to recreate famous works of art — art that, due to the novel coronavirus, can’t currently be enjoyed IRL. The rules, according to the Getty Museum’s Twitter account, are simple: Choose your favorite artwork. Then, find three things lying around your house, and recreate the artwork with those items. Share it."

We have loved seeing #nysmuseums take on this challenge, from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Rockwell Museum, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Historic Huguenot Street, and more.

From Old Masters to Contemporary paintings, all the classics are being recreated on Twitter right now using the hashtag #MuseumChallenge.

"The Board of Trustees of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) has passed a series of resolutions addressing h...
04/16/2020
AAMD Board of Trustees Approves Resolution to Provide Additional Financial Flexibility to Art Museums During Pandemic Crisis

"The Board of Trustees of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) has passed a series of resolutions addressing how art museums may use the restricted funds held by some institutions. These resolutions were proposed in recognition of the extensive negative effects of the current crisis on the operations and balance sheets of many art museums—and the uncertain timing for a museum’s operations, fundraising, and revenue streams to return to normal."

The Board of Trustees of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) has passed a series of resolutions addressing how art museums may use the restricted funds held by some institutions. These resolutions were proposed in recognition of the extensive negative effects of the current crisis on the....

Join us for Week 5 of our Virtual Meet-Up Series on Friday, April 17 at 12PM as we discuss collections care during the C...
04/15/2020

Join us for Week 5 of our Virtual Meet-Up Series on Friday, April 17 at 12PM as we discuss collections care during the COVID-19 pandemic led by Jan Seidler Ramirez, Chief Curator & Executive Vice President of Collections, Amy Weinstein, Vice President of Collections and Oral History & Senior Curator, Lisa Conte, Head Conservator, and Bethany Romanowski, Head Registrar from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Register today: https://bit.ly/34B1eZy

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We are thrilled to announce a new grant opportunity for nonprofit organizations in New York State.Funding is now availab...
04/15/2020

We are thrilled to announce a new grant opportunity for nonprofit organizations in New York State.

Funding is now available for history-related organizations with operating budgets of $100,000 or less.

Together with the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, we have created the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History to provide grants between $1,000 and $2,000 to history-related organizations who have been forced to close in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grants will assist with immediate needs of sustainability and/or technology.

Applications are being accepted until 5 PM Monday, April 27. Click here to learn more and how to apply.

https://nysmuseums.org/Pomeroy-Fund-for-NYS-History

New York State museums, whose annual economic impact is $5.37 billion (10.7% of the national economic impact of museums)...
04/14/2020
Impact of COVID-19 on New York State Museums

New York State museums, whose annual economic impact is $5.37 billion (10.7% of the national economic impact of museums) are losing an estimated $3.5 million per day.

Last week the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) published the findings of a survey on the impact of COVID-19 on museums in Europe. We thought their data was important and believe it would be helpful to generate a comparable dataset for New York Museums so that we can convey the impact of this public health crisis on our sector.

Please add your data and share with colleagues to help us collect responses across museums of all sizes and regions of the state.

https://bit.ly/COVIDmuseumimpact

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Today for our #MuseumMonday / #MemberMonday we are celebrating the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York's 150th anni...
04/13/2020

Today for our #MuseumMonday / #MemberMonday we are celebrating the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York's 150th anniversary. ✨#Met150

“When The Met was founded 150 years ago today, on April 13, 1870, it had no art and no building. It began simply as an idea—that art can inspire anyone who has access to it. Today, with the Museum temporarily closed, this idea has never been more important. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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From the beginning, The Met has been made by our community—you. As we honor our anniversary, we're thinking about what the Museum means to all of us, whether we're in the galleries or experiencing the Museum from afar.⁣⁣⁣”
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📸 @metmuseum The facade of The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 12, 1917. ⁣⁣⁣
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[Image description: A black and white photo of The Met, with a horse-and-buggy and 1910s-era car out front.]⁣⁣⁣

Enjoy this Sunday treat from The Rockwell Museum! #nysmuseums
04/12/2020

Enjoy this Sunday treat from The Rockwell Museum!

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Isolation has challenged our staff to find the artist that lives within. Here are a few staff recreations of selected artworks, and if we're honest, we can't spot the differences. 10/10 would acquire for the permanent collection.

Wishing our #nysmuseums community a happy Friday! We’re sharing this #MuseumBouquet from the Hart Cluett Museum with you...
04/10/2020

Wishing our #nysmuseums community a happy Friday! We’re sharing this #MuseumBouquet from the Hart Cluett Museum with you! Museums across the world have been sending each other virtual bouquets and botanicals with sweet messages since COVID-19 forced our doors to close. Thank you for your continued support of MANY and for one another.

In case you missed it.. the Getty created a challenge to recreate artwork with things found around your house. Here’s Hi...
04/09/2020

In case you missed it.. the Getty created a challenge to recreate artwork with things found around your house. Here’s Historic Huguenot Street answering that challenge! Have you joined the challenge? Tag us! #nysmuseums #betweenartandquarantine

"With the $75 million appropriated to the National Endowment for the Arts through the CARES Act, the Arts Endowment will...
04/08/2020
National Endowment for the Arts Announces CARES Act Funding to Support Arts Jobs and Help Sustain Arts Organizations

"With the $75 million appropriated to the National Endowment for the Arts through the CARES Act, the Arts Endowment will award 40 percent of the funds directly to state and regional arts agencies by April 30th to distribute through their funding programs. Sixty percent of the funds are designated for direct grants to nonprofit arts organizations all across the United States and will be announced by June 30th."

Washington, DC— The National Endowment for the Arts announced today its guidelines to swiftly distribute funding to nonprofit arts organizations from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to preserve jobs and help support organizations forced to

On March 24, MANY began gathering data from New York Museums about lay-offs and furloughs. As of today (April 7) 108 mus...
04/07/2020

On March 24, MANY began gathering data from New York Museums about lay-offs and furloughs. As of today (April 7) 108 museums have shared their data with us. 34% of the respondents with a total of 1,223 staff before the closure of museums have laid off 710 museum professionals— an average of 56% of their staff. Five museums that responded have laid off 100% of their staff and the lowest average was 3%.

Has your museum laid off staff since COVID-19 closures?

Share your data here: https://forms.gle/ntc7H1FFhBPvfpTZ6

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04/07/2020
New York State Museum

The New York State Museum is sharing a live tour of their 2020 Suffrage Quilt from the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House!

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Institute of Museum and Library Services has authorized new grant flexibilities for libraries, museums."The new guidelin...
04/07/2020
IMLS Authorizes New Grant Flexibilities for Libraries, Museums

Institute of Museum and Library Services has authorized new grant flexibilities for libraries, museums.

"The new guidelines outline how institutions with open IMLS grants may adapt their existing fund balances to address immediate needs and extend timelines for their work to accommodate the disruption caused by coronavirus. Examples include continuing to employ staff, modifying project activities to align with social distancing requirements, and covering basic costs necessary to resume work once the emergency has passed."

How museums and libraries can use address urgent needs in response to COVID-19.

In celebration of El Museo del Barrio’s 50th anniversary, they have partnered with Nuevayorkinos, a digital visual archi...
04/06/2020

In celebration of El Museo del Barrio’s 50th anniversary, they have partnered with Nuevayorkinos, a digital visual archive dedicated to New York City’s Latinx population.

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#ELBARRIO | We are delighted to debut El Museo's first virtual gallery, ‘Mi Barrio: Memories of Home,’ in partnership with @Nuevayorkinos , a digital archive dedicated to documenting and preserving the New York City Latinx experience.

On view in the Museum's Cuentame Gallery this past summer, the photographs are a result of a joint open call asking visitors to submit images and videos of Latinx life in El Barrio from 1969 to 2005. We hope you enjoy this beautiful and culturally rich family album of El Barrio!

For more info visit www.elmuseo.org/nuevayorkinos

Museums across New York State began donating their gloves and masks to healthcare workers, some even sewing reusable mas...
04/06/2020

Museums across New York State began donating their gloves and masks to healthcare workers, some even sewing reusable masks to donate. Museums like the South Street Seaport Museum donated their nitrile gloves, masks and coveralls to Columbia's University's Irving Medical Center. Check out our story to see how other #nysmuseums are helping. #MuseumMonday

#MuseumGames! Can you find the clues from a few #nysmuseums— Albright-Knox, Erie Canal Museum, and the Dyckman Farmhouse...
04/02/2020
#MuseumGames #Crossword-April 5, 2020

#MuseumGames! Can you find the clues from a few #nysmuseums— Albright-Knox, Erie Canal Museum, and the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

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Every day we update our resource page for museums during #COVID19. Important information about funding opportunities, cr...
04/02/2020

Every day we update our resource page for museums during #COVID19. Important information about funding opportunities, create online education platforms, ways museums are digitally engaging with their audiences, and much more.

Click here to see our full list—https://nysmuseums.org/COVID19resources/

04/01/2020

#EducatorTom at the @cradleofaviation is taking us on an enthusiastic tour of the museum by sharing this short videos. 🛩How is your #museum sharing content? Tag @nysmuseums #nysmuseums

04/01/2020
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Enhanced Online Programs and Social Media Initiatives | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Back in mid-March, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York closed its doors to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Since closing, they have announced their #MetAnywhere—a robust selection of online content and social media initiatives that offer ways for audiences to access and enjoy its collection, programs, and educational resources. 👏

Click to learn more about their initiative and see how you can take some of these ideas and apply them to your own digital strategy.

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Metmuseum.org and #MetAnywhere share the Museum's vast array of digital content while the galleries are temporarily closed (Thursday, March 19, 2020)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today a robust selection of online content and social media initiatives that offer   ### March

We are pleased to share this 2019 Annual Report. By the time you read this in 2020, New York’s museums and MANY will loo...
04/01/2020

We are pleased to share this 2019 Annual Report. By the time you read this in 2020, New York’s museums and MANY will look very different than we did at the end of 2019. In these uncertain times, no one knows what challenges our museum community may face in a week, a month, or a year. But we have faith that as New Yorkers with common missions and goals we can support each other, share resources, and make it through together.

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https://nysmuseums.org/AnnualReport

Congressman Paul D. Tonko's support of our museums has been essential in this crisis. Please thank him and your Congress...
04/01/2020

Congressman Paul D. Tonko's support of our museums has been essential in this crisis. Please thank him and your Congressional representatives when you can. An email to their offices would mean so much!

Following the historic passage of the CARES Act, the SBA and Treasury Department have begun efforts to mobilize banks and other lending institutions to distribute needed relief to small businesses.

These efforts will be used to support businesses with the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program, established by the CARES Act and designed to help small businesses keep their workforce employed.

See the attached list for current SBA participating lenders in our Capital Region and visit SBA.gov/Coronavirus for more information on the Paycheck Protection Program.

I will continue to provide you with information and resources, and my office stands ready to assist you through every step of this crisis.

"In this ever-changing world of digital, there’s always something new, and predictions of trends can seem out-of-date be...
03/31/2020
How Museums Are Using Facebook Live

"In this ever-changing world of digital, there’s always something new, and predictions of trends can seem out-of-date before they are even published.

But Facebook Live has gone beyond the hype with millions of people enjoying live video on the social network every day. For museums Facebook Live is perhaps the easiest place to try live streaming, offering an simple platform that is linked to an existing audience of ‘fans.’

So how are #museums successfully using Facebook Live to reach new and existing audiences?"

Facebook Live has gone beyond the hype with millions of people enjoying live video on the social network every day. For museums Facebook Live is perhaps the easiest place to try live streaming...

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Chartered by the New York State Education Department, MANY is a nationally recognized state museum association committed to strengthening the organizational development of the state’s diverse museum and heritage organization communities.

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As a member-based information and advocacy resource serving over 650 institutional, individual, and corporate members across New York State, the Museum Association of New York engages in a variety of programs and services addressing legislative and policy issues, analyzing and collecting trend data, and building information networks. MANY brings the collective contributions and issues of museums and heritage organizations to the attention of policy makers and residents, and works on behalf of all museums, historical societies, zoos, botanical gardens, and aquaria in the state to foster healthy institutions based on good governance and leadership.

We invite you to join MANY, the only statewide organization that represents all of New York State’s museums, historical societies, zoos, botanical gardens, and aquaria.

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