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Museum Association of New York MANY inspires, connects, and strengthens NY’s cultural community by advocating, educating, collabo As a member-based information and advocacy resource serving 650 organizational, 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.

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In May 2021, nearly eight months after the Seneca Nation made a formal request, the Buffalo History Museum returned the ...
06/25/2021

In May 2021, nearly eight months after the Seneca Nation made a formal request, the Buffalo History Museum returned the 200-year old Red Jacket Peace Medal to the Seneca Nation in a ceremony at the Onohsagwe:de’ Cultural Center. The medal is an object of cultural patrimony and a symbol of peace, friendship, and enduring relationships among the United States and the Six Nations.

Dr. Joe Stahlman, Director of the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum led the facilitation for the Seneca Nation during the repatriation process.

Read more: https://nysmuseums.org/MANYnews/10559296

In May 2021, nearly eight months after the Seneca Nation made a formal request, the Buffalo History Museum returned the 200-year old Red Jacket Peace Medal to the Seneca Nation in a ceremony at the Onohsagwe:de’ Cultural Center. The medal is an object of cultural patrimony and a symbol of peace, friendship, and enduring relationships among the United States and the Six Nations.

Dr. Joe Stahlman, Director of the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum led the facilitation for the Seneca Nation during the repatriation process.

Read more: https://nysmuseums.org/MANYnews/10559296

06/25/2021

🇺🇸 This morning at Mabee Farm 30 people from 17 countries became naturalized American citizens. We’re so honored to play a part in the ceremony and wish our new fellow Americans all the very best 🇺🇸

After experiencing the exhibit, Helaina Blume, Director of Exhibitions at the Paleontological Research Institution and i...
06/24/2021
Daring to Dig: New Exhibit Highlights Courageous Women in Paleontology

After experiencing the exhibit, Helaina Blume, Director of Exhibitions at the Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, NY hopes visitors will understand that science is connected to the broader cultural context in which it is practiced, as well as the complexity of the roles that gender and society have played, specifically in paleontology.

Another goal of the exhibit is to allow young women and girls to feel welcome in the field of paleontology and to be inspired by the past and present women role models and mentors who are featured in the exhibit.

#nysmuseums

The Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca, New York, tells the inspiring stories of accomplished historical and contemporary women who were pioneers in the field of paleontology.

The National Endowment for the Arts announced two programs to distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. Both programs...
06/23/2021
NEA Offers Relief Funds to Help Arts and Culture Sector Recover from Pandemic

The National Endowment for the Arts announced two programs to distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. Both programs are open to nonprofit arts and culture organizations and local arts agencies, regardless of whether they have received NEA funding in the past.

The NEA received $135M in the American Rescue Plan Act and on April 29 announced that it was allocating 40% to 62 state, jurisdictional, and regional arts organizations. The NEA will award the remaining 60% of the funding in competitive grants to support jobs in the arts and culture sector and keep the doors open to nonprofit organizations and local arts agencies nationwide.

The National Endowment for the Arts is announcing two programs to distribute American Rescue Plan funds. These programs are open to nonprofit arts and culture organizations and local arts agencies, regardless of whether they have received NEA funding in the past. Guidelines, applicant resources, FAQ...

#WelcomeWednesday to Locust Grove Estate!Built in 1851 for renowned painter and inventor of the telegraph Samuel F. B. M...
06/23/2021

#WelcomeWednesday to Locust Grove Estate!

Built in 1851 for renowned painter and inventor of the telegraph Samuel F. B. Morse, this Italianate villa overlooks the Hudson River.

The 200-acre park-like estate Locust Grove overlooks the Hudson River and was built in 1851 for renowned painter and inventor of the telegraph Samuel F. B. Morse. Today Locust Grove offers guided tours of the mansion, 5 miles of hiking trails, and classrooms for education programs.

Welcome to MANY! #NYSMuseums

#WelcomeWednesday to Locust Grove Estate!

Built in 1851 for renowned painter and inventor of the telegraph Samuel F. B. Morse, this Italianate villa overlooks the Hudson River.

The 200-acre park-like estate Locust Grove overlooks the Hudson River and was built in 1851 for renowned painter and inventor of the telegraph Samuel F. B. Morse. Today Locust Grove offers guided tours of the mansion, 5 miles of hiking trails, and classrooms for education programs.

Welcome to MANY! #NYSMuseums

Across New York, historical records are held by a wide range of organizations, many of which operate on the margins of t...
06/22/2021

Across New York, historical records are held by a wide range of organizations, many of which operate on the margins of the profession. Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York is a statewide program that provides free planning and education services to support collecting institutions to help safeguard and ensure access to New York's historical records.

Join us on Friday, June 25 at noon for a conversation with staff from Fort Ticonderoga, Huntington Historical Society, the Alice T. Miner Museum, and the Russian History Museum Museum to learn how DHPSNY connected them with the tools they need to care for their archival collections.

Live program is free; advance registration required. MANY members will have access to the recording following the live program.

Click here to register: https://nysmuseums.org/event-4232608

Across New York, historical records are held by a wide range of organizations, many of which operate on the margins of the profession. Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York is a statewide program that provides free planning and education services to support collecting institutions to help safeguard and ensure access to New York's historical records.

Join us on Friday, June 25 at noon for a conversation with staff from Fort Ticonderoga, Huntington Historical Society, the Alice T. Miner Museum, and the Russian History Museum Museum to learn how DHPSNY connected them with the tools they need to care for their archival collections.

Live program is free; advance registration required. MANY members will have access to the recording following the live program.

Click here to register: https://nysmuseums.org/event-4232608

Alley Pond Environmental Center is the second-largest public park in Queens and this summer celebrates its 45th year! 🌿 ...
06/21/2021

Alley Pond Environmental Center is the second-largest public park in Queens and this summer celebrates its 45th year!

🌿 APEC sits within Alley Pond Park among over 635 acres of forests, meadows, ponds, and fresh and saltwater marshes. Today, it’s home to more than 300 species of birds and other wildlife. Conservation efforts began in the early 1970s as wetlands were being recognized as valuable areas that provide important ecological functions. As a result of grassroots organizing and a partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Alley Pond Environmental Center was established within Alley Pond Park in 1972.

In 1974, the Parks Department created the Wetlands Reclamation Project and began rehabilitating the natural wetlands of the park, and in 1976 APEC moved to its present location in the park. Volunteers and activists continued their conservation work and in 1979, APEC was designated a National Environmental Study Area.

Happy 45th anniversary Alley Pond Environmental Center!

📸: @apecofqueens

#nysmuseums #MemberMonday #MuseumMonday

[Image description: The sun sets over Alley Creek]

Alley Pond Environmental Center is the second-largest public park in Queens and this summer celebrates its 45th year!

🌿 APEC sits within Alley Pond Park among over 635 acres of forests, meadows, ponds, and fresh and saltwater marshes. Today, it’s home to more than 300 species of birds and other wildlife. Conservation efforts began in the early 1970s as wetlands were being recognized as valuable areas that provide important ecological functions. As a result of grassroots organizing and a partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Alley Pond Environmental Center was established within Alley Pond Park in 1972.

In 1974, the Parks Department created the Wetlands Reclamation Project and began rehabilitating the natural wetlands of the park, and in 1976 APEC moved to its present location in the park. Volunteers and activists continued their conservation work and in 1979, APEC was designated a National Environmental Study Area.

Happy 45th anniversary Alley Pond Environmental Center!

📸: @apecofqueens

#nysmuseums #MemberMonday #MuseumMonday

[Image description: The sun sets over Alley Creek]

The Museum Association of New York is offering 10 "Tell Your Story and Make Your Case" regional grant writing workshops ...
06/21/2021

The Museum Association of New York is offering 10 "Tell Your Story and Make Your Case" regional grant writing workshops across New York State this fall!

In these participatory workshops, MANY Executive Director Erika Sanger will guide attendees through the grant writing process to build skills and develop insights, including:

✅ Analyzing guidelines
✅ Outlining narratives
✅ Writing statements of need
✅ and developing budgets

Sanger will share examples of successfully funded grant narratives, hints for streamlining work processes, and designing visually appealing attachments.

These workshops are being produced as a program of the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History, a partnership with the William G. Pomeroy Foundation with support from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Learn more and apply today: https://nysmuseums.org/grant-writing-workshops

#nysmuseums #grantwriting

The Museum Association of New York is offering 10 "Tell Your Story and Make Your Case" regional grant writing workshops across New York State this fall!

In these participatory workshops, MANY Executive Director Erika Sanger will guide attendees through the grant writing process to build skills and develop insights, including:

✅ Analyzing guidelines
✅ Outlining narratives
✅ Writing statements of need
✅ and developing budgets

Sanger will share examples of successfully funded grant narratives, hints for streamlining work processes, and designing visually appealing attachments.

These workshops are being produced as a program of the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History, a partnership with the William G. Pomeroy Foundation with support from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Learn more and apply today: https://nysmuseums.org/grant-writing-workshops

#nysmuseums #grantwriting

After more than a decade in the making, the Southampton African American Museum opens to the public this weekend for Jun...
06/18/2021
Southampton African American Museum To Open Its Doors Juneteenth Weekend - 27 East

After more than a decade in the making, the Southampton African American Museum opens to the public this weekend for Juneteenth. The building was designated as the first African American historic landmark by the Southampton Village in 2010. Built in the 1940s, it was once a former barbershop and beauty parlor. The museum will have a rotating art and photo gallery, research center, and community facility. Museum director Brenda Simmons said that the space would be a way to honor the contributions of Black village residents like Randy Conquest and her aunt Evelyn Baxter who owned the barbershop and beauty parlor.

The two opening exhibitions are “Grooming a Generation: A History of Black Barbershops & Beauty Parlors” and “African American Art from the private collection of Peter Marino. The grand opening this weekend will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony, an inaugural walk through of the museum and the unveiling of a commissioned mural, “Three Themes: Great Migration History of Black Barbershop & Beauty Parlor, Juke Joint and Pyrrhus Concer.”

#nysmuseums #Juneteenth

By Michelle Trauring When Brenda Simmons walks through the right hand door of the historic building that sits at 245 North Sea Road in Southampton, she is transported to a different time. She can see the chairs where she would wait to get her hair do

Mark requirements across New York State are lifting but many museums are still deciding if they will continue to require...
06/17/2021

Mark requirements across New York State are lifting but many museums are still deciding if they will continue to require masks. Wilkening Consulting and American Alliance of Museums asked two questions to a broad audience of both frequent museum-goers, casual visitors, and non-visitors to museums about what they want museums to do.

http://www.wilkeningconsulting.com/uploads/8/6/3/2/86329422/covid_data_story_16_-_masking.pdf

Mark requirements across New York State are lifting but many museums are still deciding if they will continue to require masks. Wilkening Consulting and American Alliance of Museums asked two questions to a broad audience of both frequent museum-goers, casual visitors, and non-visitors to museums about what they want museums to do.

http://www.wilkeningconsulting.com/uploads/8/6/3/2/86329422/covid_data_story_16_-_masking.pdf

The Tenement Museum is researching an apartment recreation dedicated to Joseph Moore and his wife Rachel–its first dedic...
06/17/2021
Tenement Museum Makes Room for Black History

The Tenement Museum is researching an apartment recreation dedicated to Joseph Moore and his wife Rachel–its first dedicated to a Black family. The Museum is also introducing a neighborhood walking tour called "Reclaiming Black Spaces" which explores sites connected with nearly 400 years of African-American presence on the Lower East Side.

#NYSMuseums

Reopening after a tumultuous year, this Lower East Side institution is addressing the omissions and erasures in the neighborhood’s history — and its own.

MANY is on the move this fall! We are so excited to announce the 2021 in-person fall programming schedule for Partnershi...
06/15/2021

MANY is on the move this fall! We are so excited to announce the 2021 in-person fall programming schedule for Partnership Forums, Grant Writing Workshops, Museum and Folk Art Forum, and the Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore.

👥Partnership Forums

MANY will host ten, day-long Partnership forums carrying the theme of The Power of Partnership around the state. In these multi-presentation forums, museum professionals will have the opportunity to learn from leaders in the field and spend valuable time with colleagues in small group settings.

📝Tell Your Story and Make Your Case: A Workshop to Build Grant Writing Skills

These workshops are being produced as a program of the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History with support from the New York State Council on the Arts. In these participatory workshops, MANY Executive Director Erika Sanger will guide attendees through the grant writing process to build skills and develop insights, including analyzing guidelines, outlining narratives, writing statements of need, and developing budgets. Sanger will share examples of successfully funded grant narratives, hints for streamlining work processes, and designing visually appealing attachments.

✨Museum and Folk Art Forum

On Sunday, November 14 from 10 AM - 5 PM, the Museum Association of New York is hosting the Museum and Folk Art Forum at the Everson Museum of Art. This forum will feature live demonstrations, performances, and discussions to explore and strengthen the ways museums, folklorists, and traditional artists can work together to build community around the interpretation and preservation of traditional arts and shared informal learning practices.

🌲The Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore

The Museum Institute is a retreat for museum professionals held at Great Camp Sagamore in the heart of the Adirondacks. This years’ theme is “Leadership, Partnership, and Mentorship.” Participants will have the opportunity to learn from other leaders in the museum field who will share their expertise to help create solutions, build audiences, and develop institutional management skills. Presenters include Franklin Vagnone (Twisted Preservation and Old Salem Museums & Gardens), John Yeagley (Twisted Preservation), Dr. Georgette Grier-Key (Eastville Community Historical Society), Rob Cassetti (Corning Museum of Glass), and Chloe Hayward (The Studio Museum in Harlem).

Learn more and register today: https://nysmuseums.org/MANYnews/10642585

MANY is on the move this fall! We are so excited to announce the 2021 in-person fall programming schedule for Partnership Forums, Grant Writing Workshops, Museum and Folk Art Forum, and the Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore.

👥Partnership Forums

MANY will host ten, day-long Partnership forums carrying the theme of The Power of Partnership around the state. In these multi-presentation forums, museum professionals will have the opportunity to learn from leaders in the field and spend valuable time with colleagues in small group settings.

📝Tell Your Story and Make Your Case: A Workshop to Build Grant Writing Skills

These workshops are being produced as a program of the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History with support from the New York State Council on the Arts. In these participatory workshops, MANY Executive Director Erika Sanger will guide attendees through the grant writing process to build skills and develop insights, including analyzing guidelines, outlining narratives, writing statements of need, and developing budgets. Sanger will share examples of successfully funded grant narratives, hints for streamlining work processes, and designing visually appealing attachments.

✨Museum and Folk Art Forum

On Sunday, November 14 from 10 AM - 5 PM, the Museum Association of New York is hosting the Museum and Folk Art Forum at the Everson Museum of Art. This forum will feature live demonstrations, performances, and discussions to explore and strengthen the ways museums, folklorists, and traditional artists can work together to build community around the interpretation and preservation of traditional arts and shared informal learning practices.

🌲The Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore

The Museum Institute is a retreat for museum professionals held at Great Camp Sagamore in the heart of the Adirondacks. This years’ theme is “Leadership, Partnership, and Mentorship.” Participants will have the opportunity to learn from other leaders in the museum field who will share their expertise to help create solutions, build audiences, and develop institutional management skills. Presenters include Franklin Vagnone (Twisted Preservation and Old Salem Museums & Gardens), John Yeagley (Twisted Preservation), Dr. Georgette Grier-Key (Eastville Community Historical Society), Rob Cassetti (Corning Museum of Glass), and Chloe Hayward (The Studio Museum in Harlem).

Learn more and register today: https://nysmuseums.org/MANYnews/10642585

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