The Museum Association of New York (MANY) has announced a Call for Proposals for their 2020 Annual Conference: The Power of Partnership, set for March 29th through 31st in Albany. [Read more…] about 2020 NYS Museums Conference Call for Proposals
The September meeting of the Mohawk Valley Museums Consortium is scheduled for Tuesday the 10th starting at 1 pm at the Charlton Historical Society, 2009 Maple Avenue, in Charlton, Saratoga County, NY. This meeting is for member organizations and the public that may be interested in the topics being presented.
Jerry Snyder from the Historic Amsterdam League will give a presentation on how to create successful cemetery tour programs. HAL has offered several programs throughout the city of Amsterdam to highlight the historic neighborhoods and prominent residents of the past. Snyder will discuss how the cemetery tours are planned and conducted using volunteers as interpreters playing the role of historic figures. [Read more…] about Mohawk Valley Museums Meeting Slated
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) has announced the 2019 fall programming schedule for regional meet-ups and workshops.
These programs offer museum professionals, trustees, and volunteers the opportunity to meet and connect with museum professionals and MANY staff to discuss the latest in museum advocacy, programming, and more. Students from undergraduate and graduate programs in museum studies and public history are also welcome to attend. [Read more…] about Regional Museum Meet-Ups and Workshops This Fall
The subject was the topic of two recent conference presentations: “Entertainments at Taverns and Long Rooms in New England, 1700-1900” at Historic Deerfield; and in the keynote address at the recent Massachusetts History Alliance conference. In addition, there is an article in the current issue of Near Eastern Archaeology about the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the 19th century. [Read more…] about NY History Museum History: Some Recent Articles
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Lonnie Bunch, the Founding Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of how historians do history for the public. [Read more…] about BFW Road Trip: Washington, D.C., NMAAHC
Museum Associaion of New York (MANY) staff, members of their Board of Directors’ Advocacy Committee and MANY’s government relations consultant Sheila Healy will lead a conference call July 18th to discuss museum advocacy efforts and recent legislation.
Recently passed New York State legislation is expected to impact museums’ relationships with their communities and their financial sustainability. The call will also address the museum community’s efforts to increase in funding to the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) in 2020. [Read more…] about Museums Advocacy Call Thurs, Registration Deadline Today
The Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance is set to host the 12th Annual Museum Days Weekend throughout Clinton County on June 15-16, 2019, inviting visitors and residents to explore the area’s wealth of museums, galleries and cultural organizations. From 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, participating locations will offer free admission, including demonstrations, tours, exhibits, hands-on activities, and more. [Read more…] about 12th Annual Adirondack Coast Museums Weekend
On March 31st, the Friends of Grant Cottage held their Annual Meeting at Saratoga Spa State Park. The meeting is held every spring to discuss the financial standing of the Cottage and their achievements from the previous year, as well as news and special events for the upcoming season. [Read more…] about Friends of Grant Cottage Marking 30 Years
Monday I attended two meetings where state support for museums in New York was discussed. The first was a strategic planning workshop for the New York State Council on the Arts and the second was the Cultural Education Committee meeting of NYSED’s Board of Regents. [Read more…] about Support for NYS Museums: Speaking Out
The Seneca Nation of Indians (Onon:dowa’ga:’) will open its new Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca, NY on August 4, 2018 at 11 am.
The new 33,000 square-foot $18 million museum and cultural center will celebrate Seneca and Native history and also have a focus on the future.
What follows is an announcement that was sent to the press.