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Former NYS Historical Assn President Responds To Criticisms


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New York State Historical AssociationI 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

MANY Awards of Merit Nominations Sought


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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

MANY Supports Regents Museum Council Expansion


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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

MANY’s Erika Sanger: Advocate For Museum Funding


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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

Documentary Heritage Program Grants Available


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NYS MapNew 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.

For more information, click here, email archdhp@nysed.gov or call (518) 474-6926.

Museum Association of New York Appoints New Director


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Erika SangerThe 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