Museums, museum professionals, industry partners, and legislative leaders will be recognized for their exceptional achievements at the Museum Association of New York’s 2024 annual conference “Giving Voice to Value” in Albany, New York this April. [Read more…] about Museum Association of New York Announces 2024 Awards of Distinction
The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is closing several “severely outdated” exhibition halls with Native American culturally sensitive objects, Museum president Sean Decatur announced on Friday. The Eastern Woodlands and Great Plains Halls, and several smaller display cases will close Saturday. [Read more…] about American Museum of Natural History Closing Outdated Exhibits
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Brooklyn Museum — one of the oldest museums in the United States. Starting in fall 2024, the Museum will celebrate its legacy.
Tracing its origins to 1824, when it was incorporated as Brooklyn‘s first free circulating library, the Museum’s mission is building community, knowledge, and opportunity through art and culture. [Read more…] about Brooklyn Museum 200th Anniversary Celebration
We are barely three weeks into January and already storms have reeked havoc and caused major damage to many Hudson River waterfront communities and businesses — the Hudson River Maritime Museum included. The museum’s yard and waterfront, and, more significantly, the Wooden Boat School were flooded as a result of the storm surge and rising water levels. [Read more…] about Hudson River Maritime Museum Hit By Flooding
The New York State Parks and Historic Sites Centennial Challenge celebrates 100 years of NY State Parks with some fun, accessible opportunities at all 250+ locations around New York. [Read more…] about NYS Parks & Historic Sites Centennial Challenge
Is there anything new in history? Of course there is! Anyone follows the New York Almanack or the announcements and Historian’s Notes on the Office of State History’s site sees new and exciting developments in New York’s robust history community every day.
But here are a few things – all except the first from beyond New York – which haven’t received much attention that might be of interest to the state’s history community: [Read more…] about Is There Anything New in History?
Art and artifact conservators are the guardians of our cultural heritage. Their work blends art and science to protect the treasures of the past for future generations.
But that work is often invisible to the public. [Read more…] about Art & Artifact Conservators: Where Art and Science Meet
The Historic Districts Council of New York City’s Executive Director Frampton Tolbert penned a rebuttal letter in response to Ginia Bellafante’s New York Times article, “Why Has This 258-Year-Old Mansion Been Left to Fall Apart?” concerning decay at the Morris-Jumel mansion in Upper Manhattan. [Read more…] about The Decaying Morris-Jumel Mansion, Landmarking & Affordable Housing
The latest A New York Minute in History Podcast, celebrates Native American Heritage Month with a conversation regarding how historians can center authentic indigenous voices and work with Native American communities across the state in planning for the upcoming 250th anniversary of the American Revolution. [Read more…] about Centering Authentic Indigenous Voices
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX, formerly the Adirondack Museum) has announced the establishment of three short-term research fellowships for the 2024-2025 academic year. [Read more…] about Adirondack Experience Offering Research Fellowships