Erika Sanger, Executive Director of the Museum Association of New York (MANY) has written to supporters to say that in the opening days of the legislative session, the Museum Education Act has already moved through the Assembly Tourism Committee into Ways and Means.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us in the Assembly and the Senate to get the bill passed this year,” Sanger told supporters. “We have a lot of hope because funding for a pilot project was included in the New York State Education Department’s budget request.”
MANY has also organized an online survey to help gather data to share with legislators and the Education Department in support of the Museum Education Act.
Sanger said the survey should take less than five minutes. “Please feel free to forward this email and the link to your museum education department,” she wrote. “Only one person from each museum should complete the survey.”