The Pomeroy Fund for NYS History has awarded $50,808 in grant funding to assist history-related organizations across New York State that have been forced to close in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read more…] about 50k Awarded To Assist Local History Organizations
Museum Association of New York
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Museum Association of New York (MANY) have partnered to create the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History, to offer grant assistance to history-related organizations in New York State with budgets under $100,000, that have been forced to close in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read more…] about $50K Fund Created to Assist NYS History Organizations
I hope all who are reading this are well, that your families are well, and that you are taking precautionary measures to remain healthy and safe.
Every museum in New York is closed, thousands of staff have already been laid off, and thousands more will follow. A Washington, DC source estimated that as many as 30% of museums across the nation may remain permanently closed. [Read more…] about NYS Museums Working Together in Uncertain Times
The Museum Association of New York’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to postpone the Annual Conference and Museum and Folk Art Forum until later in 2020.
An announcement sent to members and supporters said: “Although this decision was made because the health and well-being of our museum community comes first, it has severe financial consequences for the Museum Association of New York.”
The new Museum Education Act (A.9695) sponsored by Assembly Member Patricia Fahy to fund museum programs that serve high-need, low-resource communities regardless of location, has been voted out of the Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development Committee. [Read more…] about New Museums Education Bill Clears Hurdle
Robert Fields has been named Keynote Speaker for the Museum Association of New York: The Power of Partnership Conference, set for March 29th-31st, in Albany. Fields’ keynote is set for 9 am on Tuesday, March 31st.
Fields is the President & Executive Director of Weeksville Heritage Center, an historic house museum in Brooklyn dedicated to keeping the history of one of the largest free black communities in pre-Civil War America relevant and resonant for contemporary audiences. [Read more…] about Weeksville Heritage Director Keynoting Museums Conference
This past November I turned 57. Depending on which demographer you choose to believe, I am either a Baby Boomer or a member of the elusively-defined Generation “X.” My older cousins wore POW-MIA bracelets to honor soldiers captured in the Vietnam War. Some went to Woodstock, others got stuck on the Thruway trying to get there. I was surrounded by people who fought for racial and gender equality, protested against injustice, questioned authority, broke dress codes, and stepped outside of social norms. There was a clear divide from older generations fueled by a mutual lack of trust; places and spaces to come together and agree on politics, music, or values were few and far between. [Read more…] about Don’t Trust Anyone Over (or Under?) 30
The Museum Association of New York has announced Creating a Dutch Colonial Heritage Hudson Valley Tourism Experience with Russell Shorto, a program set for Tuesday, March 31 at 1 pm.
Russell Shorto’s June 2019 NY Times article “In the Hudson Valley: A Drive Back in Time” renewed public tourism interest in Dutch colonial history. New York’s Dutch roots give the state’s history a unique grounding, and they offer historic sites an opportunity with great potential for tourism and economic development. [Read more…] about Boosting Hudson Valley Dutch Heritage Tourism
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is now accepting applications for $1,000 need-based scholarships to attend the Museum Association of New York’s 2020 annual conference in March. [Read more…] about Grants Available For Upcoming Museums Conference
The Old Stone Fort Museum has announced that their 2019 community program “We Were There: Schoharie County and the 9/11 Response” will be awarded the Engaging Communities Award as part of the Museum Association of New York’s (MANY) 2020 conference “The Power of Partnership.”
MANY’s Engaging Communities Award recognizes an institution that employs creative methods to engage the community and build new audiences. [Read more…] about Old Stone Fort Museum Recognized by MANY