I recently reported on a petition initiated by the New York Academy of History in support of local and state history.
Much of the details of the letter were against recent actions of the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA), an organization that has undergone some changes in 2017 as reported in New York History Blog by editor John Warren and columnist/advocate Bruce Dearstyne.
My post led to a response by Paul S. D’Ambrosio, President & CEO, Fenimore Art Museum & The Farmers’ Museum aka NYSHA. He sent me an email asking if I would publish it. I agreed to do so and he then sent a second draft which is published below. Continue reading
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) are now accepting Nominations for the 2017 Awards of Merit.
The Awards of Merit program recognizes outstanding programs and individuals who have enriched the museum community with a project that was completed in 2017 at a New York State museum, historic site, cultural institution, zoo, botanical garden, or aquarium.
Nomination of oneself or one’s organization is permissible and encouraged. Nominations will be accepted in these categories: Continue reading
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) will hold their Annual Conference on April 8-10, 2018, in Rochester NY.
This year’s MANY conference will take advantage of all that Rochester to offer; programs, workshops, and new Conference Capstones will be held in cultural institutions throughout the city. Evenings will include engaging networking events and dining experiences. Continue reading
On Friday, August 25, the Museum Association of New York (MANY) submitted a public comment on the Amendment of Section 3.12 of the Rules of the New York State Board of Regents relating to the Members of the Museum Council and the Library Council.
“We strongly support this amendment that will increase the number of members on the Museum Advisory Council from five to fifteen, MANY Executive Director Erika Sanger wrote in an e-mail to MANY members.
“This increase is an important step towards a broader representation by museum location, size, and type of collection,” Sanger wrote. “A greater number of voices from New York’s cultural community will help shape and inform the work of the State Education Department and move the Council towards a more accurate reflection of the diversity of our state. ” Continue reading
Over the past hundred days, I have read with boundless admiration the passionate letters, emails, and social media posts that you have shared in support of the NEA, NEH, and IMLS. From the largest museums in New York City, to the smallest historical societies in the Finger Lakes, you are ALL speaking up, advocating for the importance of museums and, indeed, to quote Congressman John Lewis, making “good trouble.” Continue reading
Registration is now open for the 2017 Museum Association of New York (MANY) Annual Conference, April 2 to 4, 2017 in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Sessions and events will be held at The National Museum of Dance and historic Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Spa State Park. Continue reading
The Museum Association of New York has announced that they are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Awards of Merit.
The Awards of Merit program recognizes programs and individuals who have enriched the museum community. They reward staff and volunteers for innovative efforts and encourage the development of new and remarkable projects. Continue reading
New York State Archives Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) offers grant funds for both Documentation and Arrangement & Description projects to eligible not-for-profit organizations that hold, collect, and make available New York’s historical records. This grant deadline is January 17th, 2017.
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The Museum Association of New York (MANY) will hold their Annual Conference from April 2-4, 2017, in Saratoga Springs.
MANY is looking for theme-based sessions as well as museum “Must Haves”. Continue reading
The Board of Directors of the Museum Association of New York (MANY) has announced the appointment of Erika Sanger as Executive Director. Sanger brings with her more than 30 years of experience as an educator and museum professional, and a background in program planning connecting museums and their collections with new audiences.
MANY represents more than 1,400 museums, zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums in New York State. Continue reading