Play ADK is a nonprofit organization working to create a state-of-the-art children’s museum in Saranac Lake, NY that hopes to offer exhibits and experiences to engage children in meaningful play and exploration, and provide valuable resources for families. [Read more…] about Plans Afoot For Adirondacks Children’s Museum
As museums continue to grapple with multiple crises, understanding and assessing the state of the museum field is more important than ever. The Museum Association of New York (MANY) has released a survey to help quantify the ways in which New York State museums changed in 2020.
MANY’s 2019 State of NYS Museums Report issued a year ago provides a valuable point of reference to help measure changes. Responses to this new survey are expected to be used to create a tool for the field for advocacy, fundraising, and benchmarking. [Read more…] about 2020 State of NYS Museums Survey Underway
In the coming weeks, our elected officials at both the state and federal levels will work on legislation that will directly impact our museums. In Albany, legislators are working on budget priorities. In Washington, Congress is shaping the next COVID-19 relief package and gathering support for 2022 appropriations.
We have a small window in which to effect change and I’m asking you to take action today. [Read more…] about Erika Sanger: Take Action Today in Support of NYS Museums
We are fortunate that New York State is represented in the US Congress by members of the House of Representatives and Senate whose steadfast support of our museum sector has historically helped sustain our federal funding agencies.
New York Congressional Representatives were also instrumental in passing the CARES Act, which included provisions that helped many museums in New York State through this worldwide health crisis. [Read more…] about NYS Museums Slouch Towards Recovery
Many regions in New York State have entered Phase 4 of Governor Cuomo’s Reopen NY and museums are following the mandated and recommended best practices to re-open safely for visitors and staff.
The Museum Association of New York is set to host their July virtual meet-up on Friday, July 17 at noon, where they will break down these reopening guidelines for museums, and speak with museum colleagues from across the state who have re-opened their doors to the public to learn more about their strategies, policies, and procedures. [Read more…] about Re-opening NYS Museums Virtual Meet-Up Set
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) has announced the election of four new members to its Board of Directors and the election of two members to their second terms.
Newly elected board members are Mariano Desmarás, Michael Galban, Lara Litchfield-Kimber, and Emily Martz. Peter Hyde and Georgette Grier-Key have been re-elected to their second terms, bringing the total board size to 23. [Read more…] about Museum Association Announces New Board Members
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (formerly known as the Adirondack Museum) has announced the launch of its new digital experience – ADKX@HOME.
This new website focuses on a pandemic collecting initiative, delivering fun educational activities for the whole family, and making the ADKX’s world-class collections and experts accessible to the public in new ways. [Read more…] about ADKX Museum Launches New Digital Experience For 2020
This special episode of the podcast A New York Minute In History explores how historians are documenting the coronavirus pandemic in real time.
Co-hosts New York State Historian Devin Lander and Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts are joined by Christine Ridarsky, the City of Rochester Historian and President of the Board of the Association of Public Historians of New York State and Matthew Urtz, Madison County Historian and Vice-President of APHNYS. [Read more…] about Documenting Pandemic History in Real Time (Podcast)
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 is working with the American Alliance of Museums and other museum associations to make the case for museums in this time of crisis. New York State’s museums contribute $5.37 billion to the NYS economy and support over 61,000 jobs.
Museums of all sizes and disciplines are closed. Everyone will experience extensive loss of earned income from restricted attendance and canceled events. Museum advocates say some museums have laid off their entire staffs and at least one in the Capital Region has closed permanently. [Read more…] about Museums Call For Advocacy For COVID-19 Relief