The Museum Association of New York (MANY) has announced the 2019 fall programming schedule for regional meet-ups and workshops.
These programs offer museum professionals, trustees, and volunteers the opportunity to meet and connect with museum professionals and MANY staff to discuss the latest in museum advocacy, programming, and more. Students from undergraduate and graduate programs in museum studies and public history are also welcome to attend.
MANY, and invited presenters will share their expertise and experience in 5 full day workshops and 10 meet-ups staring August 28 in Utica and ending on November 13 at in Beacon.
Workshops were chosen from the top-rated sessions from the 2019 “Access and Identity” annual conference. During these full-day, multi-presentation low-cost workshops, museum professionals will learn from leaders in the field about current trends, best practices, and innovative program models and discuss how those programs can be best shaped to work in their communities.
Workshops are held between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm, include lunch, and are followed by Meet-Ups at the same host site. Workshops are $35 for MANY Members and $45 for Non Members, lunch included.
Meet-Ups are free to attend but registration is required. Meet Ups include exhibition and behind-the-scenes tours as well as refreshments, time to connect with colleagues, and learn what MANY has planned for the coming year. Meet-Ups will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. For more information or to register, visit MANY’s website.
August 28 at the Utica Zoo, Utica (Meet-Up)
September 4 at Ganondagan State Historic Site, Victor (Meet-Up/Workshop).
Meet-up featuring a Humanities NY Workshop.
September 11 at Explore and More, Buffalo (Workshops)
How to Attract New Members and Keep the Ones You Have with Becky Wehle, President & CEO, Genesee Country Village & Museum; Jeff Bagel, CFRE, Principal, eAdvancement Consulting
Direct Mail Fundraising is NOT DEAD with Ken Meifert, VP Sponsorship and Development, National Baseball Hall of Fame
Level Up: Using Institutional Values to Center Diversity/Equity/Inclusion in Museums and Cultural Organizations with Erin Richardson, PhD, Erin Richardson Consulting; Aria Camaione-Lind, Principal & CEO, Aria Strategies; Meredith Horsford, Executive Director, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.
September 11 at Explore and More, Buffalo (Meet-Up)
September 23 at Adirondack Experience, Blue Mountain Lake (Meet-Up). Meet-Up with a Behind the Scenes Tour of Museum Collections’ Study and Storage Center; and Caring for Our Collections, Caring for Our Visitors Discussion.
October 23 at The History Center in Tompkins County, Ithaca (Workshops & Meet-Up)
Collaborative Projects in Recording Neighborhood History with John Diefenderfer, Archivist, Documentary Heritage Program, New York State Archives; Daniel DiLandro, Archivist/Special Collection Librarian, SUNY Buffalo; Natalie Milbrodt, Director, Queens Memory Project, Queens Public Library.
Our Museum in Action: Engaging Hard to Reach Donors in Small Projects with Ken Meifert, VP Sponsorship and Development, National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Finding Your Roots: Genealogy Tours and Tourism with Rachel Dworkin, Archivist, Chemung County Historical Society; Jonathan Palmer, Archivist, Greene County Historical Society.
October 24 at Mabee Farm (Schenectady County Historical Society), Rotterdam Jct (Workshops & Meet-Up)
Exclusive and Inclusive: Behind the Scenes Collections Tours for the 21st Century with Kathryn Murano Santos, Senior Director, Collections and Exhibitions, Rochester Museum & Science Center; Stephanie Ball, Archivist/Librarian, Rochester Museum & Science Center; Linda Saalman, Volunteer, Rochester Museum & Science Center
Expanding Visitor Experiences: Engaging Tour Ideas for Historic Sites with Amy Hufnagel, Vice President, Interpretation & Engagement, The Olana Partnership/Olana State Historic Site.
October 29 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, (Meet-Up). Meet-Up featuring To Post or Not To Post: Social Media at The Met and Beyond; and The Reinstallation of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Galleries and how government funding was secured for the project
November 6 at Hofstra University Museum of Art, Hempstead (Workshops & Meet-Up)
Your Story, Our Story with The Tenement Museum with Kathryn Llloyd, Director of Programs, The Tenement Museum.
Is Your Museum A Destination? with Bob Provost, President & CEO, New York State Tourism Industry Association; Sara Poe, Vice President for Marketing and Communications, The Strong National Museum of Play; Beth Duane, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Corning Museum of Glass; Ross Levi, Executive Director / Vice President, New York State Division of Tourism – I LOVE NY.
November 13 at Dia:Beacon, Beacon (Workshops & Meet-Up)
Multi-Step Strategies for New Exhibit Funding, Design, Development and Production with Peter Hyde, Owner, Peter Hyde Design; Gary Urbanowicz, Executive Director, New York City Fire Museum; Thomas Sullivan, Fire Safety Officer, FDNY.
The Present is Queer: Case Studies & Strategies for LGBTQIA+ Representation in Museums with John-Duane Kingsley, Consultant, Twisted Preservation; Zachary Bowman, Manager of Education and Visitor Experience, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art; Danielle Bennett, Independent Museum Professional.
Access to Art: Creatively Engaging Visitors with Disabilities at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery with Karen Duval, Access & Community Coordinator, Albright Knox Art Gallery.
For more information or to register, visit MANY’s website.
The MANY office is located at River Street, Troy, NY. For more information on the Museum Association of New York, call (518) 273-3400, or visit their website.