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. “
On Thursday, September 14 at 5:30 pm, MANY staff will attend the preview of phase one of the new Erie Canal exhibit at the NYS Museum with exhibition curator Brad Utter, and a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal with refreshments and live music. To register, click here.
Photo: NYS Cultural Education Center.