The 2023/24 New York State Budget included $1M in funding for The Museum Study Act. The department of economic development, in conjunction with other departments and entities, are expected to conduct a comprehensive study of public and private museums and report their findings and recommendations. [Read more…] about $1M for Museum Study Act in NYS Budget
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First Vote: A Letter from MANY’s Erika Sanger
I don’t remember who was on the ballot the first time I voted, but I remember the challenge of finding my polling place – a community meeting room in the basement of an apartment building – on a rainy night in New York City.
The room was lit with flickering fluorescent bulbs and the floor was covered with gray linoleum tile. It took the poll volunteer who sat on a metal folding chair behind a metal folding table a long time to find me in a very large register. [Read more…] about First Vote: A Letter from MANY’s Erika Sanger
Museums, Historical Societies: Be Prepared for Winter
I admit to being one of those people who perhaps overly prepares for winter in Upstate New York. We have a generator for our 200-year-old home because we live in a place where the power goes out. I have a “winter bag” with blankets, flashlight, water, and granola bars as well as a very large brush and ice scraper in my car.
In the Museum Association of New York office in Troy, we keep extra jackets on hand and cover the windows with plastic to hold back wind blowing off the Hudson River. [Read more…] about Museums, Historical Societies: Be Prepared for Winter
Museums Advocacy Days Set for February
Museums Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C. is scheduled for February 27th and 28th. This year’s advocacy days are focused on advocating for funding increases for the Office of Museum Services, urging legislators to support policies that benefit museums, and building relationships with members of the new 118th Congress. [Read more…] about Museums Advocacy Days Set for February
$100K Awarded To Museum Educators
The Pomeroy Fund for NYS History has awarded 20 history-related organizations across New York State $5,000 each during its fifth grant round to bring back or hire museum educators. [Read more…] about $100K Awarded To Museum Educators
New Solutions for House Museums
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) has announced “New Solutions for House Museums: Old and New Ideas for Financial Stability,” a program set for Friday, November 4th. [Read more…] about New Solutions for House Museums
Museum Awards of Distinction Nominations Now Open
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) has announced that nominations are now open for their Awards of Distinction, which recognize the exceptional achievements of New York’s museums and museum professionals. [Read more…] about Museum Awards of Distinction Nominations Now Open
Digital Collections: Rethinking Established Systems & Standards
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) will host “Digital Collections in Review: Rethinking Established Systems and Standards,” a program set for Friday, October 21st. [Read more…] about Digital Collections: Rethinking Established Systems & Standards
NYS Museums Annual Conference Call for Proposals
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) is now accepting proposals for conference sessions, workshops, panel discussions, facilitated discussions, and peer-to-peer learning experiences that focus on their 2023 conference theme, Finding Center: Access, Inclusion, Participation, and Engagement.
The Conference will be held in Syracuse, home of the Onondaga Nation, the Central Fire of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. [Read more…] about NYS Museums Annual Conference Call for Proposals
Historic Capital Funding for NYS Council on the Arts
On Thursday, September 29th, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced an historic new commitment of $100 million in capital funding for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to be made available for large-scale capital projects. [Read more…] about Historic Capital Funding for NYS Council on the Arts