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.

Born in Guangzhou, China, in 1917, I.M. Pei had a career in architecture that spanned over 60 years. Mr. Pei, who moved ...
05/17/2019

Born in Guangzhou, China, in 1917, I.M. Pei had a career in architecture that spanned over 60 years. Mr. Pei, who moved to the United States to attend college and died Thursday at the age of 102, created several masterpieces of modern architecture that are known around the world. NYS' the Everson Museum of Art is one of 6 of I.M. Pei's most important modern masterpieces. https://buff.ly/2VPeZTr

To celebrate #exploreMW for MuseumWeek by exploring New York State's waterways with the Smithsonian Institute's Water/Wa...
05/17/2019

To celebrate #exploreMW for MuseumWeek by exploring New York State's waterways with the Smithsonian Institute's Water/Ways Museum on Main Street Program. It seems rather fitting that the first MoMS exhibit in New York State is Water/Ways. New York has more than 7,600 freshwater lakes, ponds, and reservoirs, as well as portions of two Great Lakes and over 70,000 miles of rivers and streams flow within New York’s boundaries. Water has created communities, and economic power like the Erie Canal’s 363 miles that gave New York City’s port an incomparable advantage over all other U.S. port cities and guided the state’s 19th century political and cultural dominance. Water/Ways will travel across New York to six different communities to share stories of how their waterways contributed to their growth, development, and connection. https://buff.ly/2L31Pgk

Break The Ice Media joined us for #MANY2019 and spoke with 21 different #museums and cultural institutions about how the...
05/16/2019

Break The Ice Media joined us for #MANY2019 and spoke with 21 different #museums and cultural institutions about how they are creating inclusive environments, attracting new audiences and fitting within the tourism fabric of their community.

Listen here to episode https://buff.ly/2LR3kyS

Hey #NYSmuseums! It's the final call for speakers for MuseumNext in NYC this fall! Storytelling likes at the very heart ...
05/15/2019
Call for Speakers - MuseumNext

Hey #NYSmuseums! It's the final call for speakers for MuseumNext in NYC this fall! Storytelling likes at the very heart of museums, sharing histories, ideas, and using stories to inspire. How do YOU tell stories?

  MuseumNext is an international conference series on the future of museums. Since 2009 we have highlighted best practice today to shine a light on… Read More →

#WelcomeWednesday Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society to MANY! Located in the historic district in the hamlet of ...
05/15/2019

#WelcomeWednesday Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society to MANY!

Located in the historic district in the hamlet of Pultneyville, the Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society owns and operates three sites: the Society house at 4130 Mill Street, Centennial Park in the center of Pultneyville, and Gates Hall. Gates Hall, built in 1825 has witnessed many historic events for the community including talks on religion, slavery, and women's rights as well as preparing supplies for the Civil War. Used for 150 years of theater and known as the second littlest theater in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1 to 4pm from June to September or by appointment.

Congrats to Fort Wood Creek on their listing on the National Register of Historic Places! Fort Wood Creek, located on th...
05/14/2019
Museum Association of New York - Fort Wood Creek on the National Register of Historic Places

Congrats to Fort Wood Creek on their listing on the National Register of Historic Places!

Fort Wood Creek, located on the Rome Historical Society - Friends of the Fort's Fort Bull property, dates to 1756 when it was constructed by the British to replace Fort Bull after it had been attacked and destroyed by 362 French and their Indian allies.

“The Rome Historical Society, on behalf of its members and the general public would like to thank the Fort Bull Research Group for its instrumental and continuing role in the preservation and interpretation of the Society’s Fort Bull/ Wood Creek property. Their effort along with those of the State Historic Preservation Office and in consultation with local independent historians was the first truly collaborative effort of its kind to recognize and protect the property for future generations,” said Rome Historical Society Director, Arthur L. Simmons III

Do you have a #nysmuseums member news story to share? Post your story to nysmuseums.org/shareyournews!

#thisplacematters #nationalpreservationmonth

#MuseumWeek is here! 7 days, 7 themes, 7 hashtags starting with #WomenInCulture. Today focuses on famous women in the fi...
05/13/2019
Program - #MuseumWeek 2019

#MuseumWeek is here! 7 days, 7 themes, 7 hashtags starting with #WomenInCulture. Today focuses on famous women in the fields of history, art, culture, and science, as well as all those anonymous women whose lives structure our societies. Are you participating?Share your content with the hashtag #WomenInCulture

http://museum-week.org/english/program/

Dear friends in museums, art galleries, libraries, archival institutions and science centres worldwide, #MuseumWeek is back for a fifth edition and will be held April 23-29, 2018! Attached is some useful information about this year’s program to help you get ready!

Happy #MuseumMonday!Weeks before 450,000 young people coming together in the name of peace and music in August of 1969, ...
05/13/2019
Exhibits & Collections | Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Happy #MuseumMonday!

Weeks before 450,000 young people coming together in the name of peace and music in August of 1969, the world was captivated by another event: the first moon landing. Each of these monumental events came to serve as beacons of hope during an otherwise tumultuous decade. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts' special exhibit We Are Stardust We Are Stardust, a special exhibit in the Crossroads Exhibit Gallery will present objects related to the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing and interpret the history surrounding the moon landing through the lens of American culture, examining the effect of the Cold War/Space Race, American space program, “moon mania,” and the eventual national success of putting the first man on the moon on the lives of everyday Americans.

Additionally, Bethel Woods will welcome Grammy-winning composer Eric Whitace to Bethel Woods on May 18th for a screening in the intimate Event Gallery of Deep Field - inspired by the world’s most famous space observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and its greatest discovery – the iconic Deep Field image. The new film illuminates Whitacre’s score by combining Hubble’s stunning imagery — including never-seen-before galaxy fly-bys — with bespoke animations to create an immersive, unforgettable journey from planet Earth to the furthest edges of our universe. Whitacre will be joined by Dr. Michelle Thaller, the assistant director for Science Communication at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center as well as Dr. Frank Summers - an astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, to explore space exploration not only as a scientific venture but a cultural one as well.

Learn more: https://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/the-museum/exhibits-collections

Images: c/o Deep Field Film

#membermondays #nysmuseums

Museum Association of New York's cover photo
05/10/2019

Museum Association of New York's cover photo

Happy #FreeFriday! The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is open for the 2019 season! Schoharie Crossing State Hist...
05/10/2019

Happy #FreeFriday! The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is open for the 2019 season!

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is located on the Erie Canal in Fort Hunter, NY and is where you can find the Schoharie Aqueduct, which carried the water from the Erie Canal over the Schoharie Creek. Schoharie Crossing is also the site of the 18th century Fort Hunter. Check out their Visitor Center.

The grounds are open dawn to dusk and the Visitor Center is open Wednesdays to Saturdays 10am -5pm and Sundays 1-5pm. There is no admission and no parking fee.

(📸: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Volunteer Photographer Halldor Sigurdsson)

Did you attend #MANY2019? What did you think of MANY's Access and Identity 2019 annual conference in Cooperstown?Please ...
05/08/2019

Did you attend #MANY2019?

What did you think of MANY's Access and Identity 2019 annual conference in Cooperstown?

Please let us know!

Take a few minutes to share your conference experience.

Your comments will help shape The Power of Partnership, our 2020 annual conference in Albany.

http://bit.ly/MANY2019Survey

#WelcomeWednesday to the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry! Located in the historic downtown Seneca Falls, the Sen...
05/08/2019

#WelcomeWednesday to the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry!

Located in the historic downtown Seneca Falls, the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry shares the history of how the Seneca River and the Cayuga-Seneca Canal powered the rise of industry and fostered cultural development, helping to spread social reform movements. The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry is part of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Passport to Your National Park program.

Welcome to MANY!

#nysmuseums

Are you looking for a great candidate or searching for a #NYS museum job?From Collections Manager to Executive Director,...
05/07/2019

Are you looking for a great candidate or searching for a #NYS museum job?From Collections Manager to Executive Director, Marketing & Communications Manager to Tour Guides, there are great #museumjobs being posted every week on the MANY Job Board. Check out the job board today!

#nysmuseums #MANY

https://buff.ly/2F5fcbw

Sunrise views from Fort Ticonderoga’s southwest overlooking the Green Mountains of Vermont. ⛰Don’t miss their Memo...
05/06/2019

Sunrise views from Fort Ticonderoga’s southwest overlooking the Green Mountains of Vermont. ⛰

Don’t miss their Memorial Day Weekend events happening May 25-27. On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy narrated boat tours aboard the Carillon and sail the same shores of Lake Champlain that American sailors did in 1777. Join Fort Ticonderoga on Monday to remember the sacrifices of American Soldiers during a solemn ceremony at 11:00 AM. #nysmuseums

(📷: @fort_ticonderoga)

Not just the location for #MANY2020 The Power of Partnership annual conference, the New York State Museum is the oldest ...
05/03/2019

Not just the location for #MANY2020 The Power of Partnership annual conference, the New York State Museum is the oldest and largest state museum in the country. Established in 1836, the museum collection is among the finest in the world with more than 16 million scientific specimens and one million cultural objects. The New York State museum is located in Rockefeller Empire State Plaza in Albany and has over 100,000 square feet of exhibition space.

See you there for #MANY2020?

#FreeFriday #nysmuseums

How do you tell NY stories?
05/02/2019
MuseumNext

How do you tell NY stories?

Our call for speakers for our New York conference on the Future of Museum Storytelling is out now...

Global museums that include well-endowed cultural institutions located in major cities such as NYC, Los Angeles, Tokyo, ...
05/02/2019
Museum Association of New York - The Power of Museum Data Analytics

Global museums that include well-endowed cultural institutions located in major cities such as NYC, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai, and London have the power to use data analytics to grow their revenue and respond to audience trends. Many have annual budgets starting at $100M and use their resources to take full advantage of data analytics to generate insights for their visitors, change their admission pricing, or to predict visitor attendance based on factors ranging from weather, public school schedules, and tourism events. While these global museums might have more resources at their disposal, smaller museums can benefit from big data by learning more about the power of data analytics and using simple best practices to make data-driven marketing decisions. We spoke with Kwasi Hope Agyeman of TravelSee to learn more about the power of museum data analytics.

#nysmuseums

#WelcomeWednesday to the New York Transit Museum! Founded in 1976, the New York Transit Museum tells the stories of mass...
05/01/2019

#WelcomeWednesday to the New York Transit Museum!

Founded in 1976, the New York Transit Museum tells the stories of mass transportation from extraordinary engineering feats, workers who labored in the tunnels over 100 years ago, how communities were drastically transformed, and the constant evolving technology, design, and ridership of a system that runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

The New York Transit Museum is housed underground in an authentic 1936 subway station in Downtown Brooklyn. Check out their current exhibit “Navigating New York” on view until September 8, 2019. Welcome to #MANY!

#nysmuseums

Learn more and plan your visit! https://buff.ly/2A37Thf

What visitation trends have you seen at your site over the last few years?  American Association for State and Local His...
04/30/2019
National Visitation Survey for History Organizations

What visitation trends have you seen at your site over the last few years?

American Association for State and Local History is conducting a national survey of institutions seeking information about visitation trends between the years of 2013-2018. Please take five minutes to complete this survey and pass along to any institutions who may be interested in participating. Results will be shared with participants in August of 2019.

#museums #nysmuseums

Take the National Visitation Survey for History Organizations from the American Association for State and Local History

Dear Members, Friends, and Colleagues,Each and every time I attend an event where groups of museum people come together,...
04/29/2019

Dear Members, Friends, and Colleagues,

Each and every time I attend an event where groups of museum people come together, I learn something new. In Cooperstown, I learned about how the museum field is changing, how we iterate faster as technology expands our reach, and how, when facing challenges, if we work together we can reach new levels of excellence...

Read more of April's "Letters From Erika."

https://nysmuseums.org/MANYnews/7300113

#nysmuseums

Happy #MemberMonday! Check it out 🤩 The Seward House Museum  is currently featured on the American Alliance of Museum...
04/29/2019

Happy #MemberMonday! Check it out 🤩 The Seward House Museum is currently featured on the American Alliance of Museums website!

The Seward House is highlighted as one of the success stories for completing the AAM's Museum Assessment Program (MAP).

Learn more about this program and how it impacted the Seward House Museum.
https://buff.ly/2VsSWkg

#MemberMonday #MuseumMonday

Are you a #nysmuseum professional heading to AAM's Annual Meeting in New Orleans this May?Join MANY and Hadley Exhibits ...
04/26/2019

Are you a #nysmuseum professional heading to AAM's Annual Meeting in New Orleans this May?

Join MANY and Hadley Exhibits at the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo for a New York State Museums Meet-Up

When: Monday, May 20th 5-6:30 pm

Where: Riverview 2 Room, Marriott New Orleans

Light appetizers, beer, and wine will be served.

Free for New York State Museum Professionals, Education and Industry Partners, and their guests.

RSVP Required.

See you in New Orleans!

https://buff.ly/2IFiyUS

#tbt to @brockport students taking a break on the porch at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown at #MANY2019 (📷: @...
04/25/2019

#tbt to @brockport students taking a break on the porch at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown at #MANY2019 (📷: @brockporthistoryforum) #nysmuseums #newyorkmuseums

Museums are essential! We join the American Alliance of Museums in thanking U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for signing ...
04/24/2019

Museums are essential!

We join the American Alliance of Museums in thanking U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for signing on to this year's OMS letter and for your support of #nysmuseums. #museumsadvocacy

Happy #WorldBookDay from one of our MANY members the The Morgan Library & Museum in NYC! We could spend all day amongst ...
04/23/2019

Happy #WorldBookDay from one of our MANY members the The Morgan Library & Museum in NYC! We could spend all day amongst these books...

What is your favorite library in NYS to read a good book?

#nysmuseums

It's #WorldBookDay! We're celebrating from the third tier of J. Pierpont Morgan's Library!

The Association of Art Museum Directors is celebrating the 10th Annual Art Museum Day on Saturday, May 18! AAMD’s Art ...
04/23/2019
Celebrate the 10th Annual Art Museum Day!

The Association of Art Museum Directors is celebrating the 10th Annual Art Museum Day on Saturday, May 18!

AAMD’s Art Museum Day was organized in concert with ICOM’s International Museum Day and will take place on and around Saturday, May 18. In 2018, more than 150 museums participated.

Here are the #nysmuseums participating so far!

American Folk Art Museum
Corning Museum of Glass
The Frick Collection
Greyartgallery
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Jewish Museum
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
Museum at FIT
Neuberger Museum of Art

Visitors can take advantage of museum shop discounts, reduced admission rates, or special tours.

Learn more!

Join AAMD member museums across North America to participate in and celebrate the 10th Annual Art Museum Day on May 18, 2019.

04/22/2019
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

Happy #EarthDay! #WaterWays will travel to New York State starting this June and journey across the state to six different communities to share stories of how their waterways contributed to their growth, development, and connection.

New York has more than 7,600 freshwater lakes, ponds, and reservoirs, as well as portions of two Great Lakes and over 70,000 miles of rivers and streams flow within New York’s boundaries. Water has created communities, and economic power like the Erie Canal’s 363 miles that gave New York City’s port an incomparable advantage over all other U.S. port cities and guided the state’s 19th century political and cultural dominance.

Learn more about #nyswaterways here! https://nysmuseums.org/WaterWaysTour

Erie Canal Museum
Village of Aurora Historical Society
Wells College
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Chapman Historical Museum
Hudson River Maritime Museum
Easthampton Historical Society

Special thank you to:
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
New York Folklore
Hadley Exhibits
New York State Council on the Arts
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation
NYS Canal Corporation
Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
and the Smithsonian

Happy #EarthDay! All day we’ll be sharing breathtaking photos and illuminating facts about our planet! Take a look at these staggering facts about H20 from our #WaterWays exhibition! #EarthOptimism

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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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