The Museum Association of New York (MANY) has been awarded a $10,000 capacity building grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation to grow it’s technological capacity so that it may better advocate for museums, historical societies, zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums across New York State. [Read more…] about Museum Assoc of NY Gets Capacity Building Grant
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The Museum Association of New York (MANY) is now accepting nominations for their 2019 Awards of Merit.
MANY’s Awards of Merit recognize outstanding, innovative programs, staff, and volunteers who have enriched New York State museums with new and remarkable projects. Any organization or individual can nominate an organization, person(s), or project completed in 2018 at a museum, historic site, wildlife center, and/or cultural institution in the state of New York. Nomination of oneself or one’s organization is permissible and encouraged. [Read more…] about NY Museum Awards of Merit Nominations Sought
On June 20th the New York State Assembly passed A.3892A, the Museum Education Act (MEA). This bill, sponsored in the New York State Assembly by Matthew Titone (D, Staten Island), was passed by the State Senate in April (S.1676A) through the efforts Betty Little (R, Queensbury).
The bill now heads to the Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk where his signature would make it law. [Read more…] about NYS Museum Education Act Passes, Headed To Governor
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) has announced that it will be the organizational partner for the state-wide tour of the Smithsonian Institutions’ Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibition.
Water/Ways will travel to six small- to mid-sized museums for six weeks each between June of 2019 and April of 2020. Three museums along the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor will be selected. The fourth site will be located in the Hudson River National Heritage Area, the fifth in Suffolk County, and the sixth location will be any New York museum that makes a strong case for the importance of water to its history and cultural heritage. [Read more…] about Smithsonian’s Water-Ways Exhibit Program Coming to NYS
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is offering grants to Historical Societies and Historical Museums in NYS with annual budgets of $50,000 or less to attend the Museum Association of New York’s (MANY) annual conference being held April 8 – 10, 2018 in Rochester.
The grant of $1,000 can be used for conference registration, travel, meals/lodging, membership in MANY and the New York Council of Non-Profits. The grant deadline is February 15, 2018. [Read more…] about Historical Societies, Museums Professional Development Grants Available
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. [Read more…] about Museum Association of New York Appoints New Director
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) in Troy, New York’s only statewide membership association representing museums, historical societies, zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums, has announced a partnership with “Mysteries at the Museum” host Don Wildman on a social media campaign to promote unique and interesting objects in New York museums’ permanent collections.
Artifact NY is a campaign of regularly posted photographic images of fascinating artifacts from New York museums accompanied by short blurbs about the artifacts as well as links to museum websites and announcements of upcoming exhibitions. The project is created by Don Wildman’s Archivist Media in NYC and sponsored by MANY. [Read more…] about MANY Launches Artifact Based Social Media Campaign
During this period MANY will offer “Mini-Grants” and “Travel Grants.” This program replaces Get Ready, Get Set, Go! the Grants for Museum Advancement. [Read more…] about Museum Planning, Travel Grants Available
The 2015 conference theme is “Museums Mean Business”. Locally, statewide and across the country, museums help drive the economy. The scope of their impact is varied and wide, and includes audiences from all ranges of income and education. Tourists, local community members and school children are only a few of the groups that frequent museums on a daily basis. Each year nationally, more people visit museums than attend all professional sporting events and theme parks combined! Museums provide jobs, education and community spaces, and are a major attraction for tourism dollars. [Read more…] about 2015 Museums Conference Keynote Speakers Set
The Museum Association of New York (MANY), New York’s only state-wide membership association representing museums, historical societies, zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums, said in a statement to the press that it views Governor Cuomo’s 2015-16 Executive Budget as “a good starting point for ongoing discussions about the value of museums and other similar institutions to the overall State’s economy and quality of life.” [Read more…] about MANY Statement On Cuomo Budget Plan