You know how vital New York’s museums and cultural institutions are to the state’s economy, educational landscape and quality of life. The Museum Association of New York works as both a hub for the state’s museum community and a powerful voice for the advancement of art, history, science and children’s museums, as well as zoos, botanical gardens and other cultural organizations.

This is where you will find the latest information about issues affecting museums throughout New York and the U.S.

Our MANY organizations comprise one powerful voice of advocacy for the importance of New Yorks museums and cultural institutions. Our goal to be the resource for fostering healthy museums in New York includes a variety of advocacy initiatives:

 MANY regularly compiles our Status of New York Museums report and is currently working on the latest numbers. You can read the archive of previous reports.

Legislative Issues - MANY tracks issues in Albany and in Washington D.C., that will affect New York's museum community.

Museums and the Economy - MANY collects and reports data that show museums play a major role in New York's cultural heritage tourism industry, drawing visitors from around the world to our state and employing a broad spectrum of professionals and volunteers.

Regents Advisory Council on Museums - MANY serves as a council member offering advice and consultation on issues of policy and service delivery pursuant to the Board’s statutory mandate to operate the State Museum and oversee museums across New York State.