Advocacy, Legislative & Policy Updates

The Museum Association of New York is a central resource for the museum community to find out about legislative and policy issues that affect our field. This is where you can find the latest updates and news about our advocacy initiatives.

The Museum Association of New York (MANY) would like to thank Assemblyman Matthew Titone for introducing the Museum Education Act (A.8199) into the state Assembly. The Assembly Member represents...
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) would like thank Assemblyman Matthew Titone for introducing the Museum Education Act (A.8199) into the state Assembly. The Assembly Member represents Staten...
Please urge your local Assemblymember to support A1019, sponsored by Assemblymember Aileen Gunther.  The bill creates the NYS Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Committee and has...
The Museum Education Act (MEA) has been introduced by Senator Betty Little, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Touris, Parks and Recreation and has been assigned the number S5001. We...
Statement from MANY Executive Director Devin Lander in Response to the 2015-16 Executive Budget Troy—The Museum Association of New York (MANY), New York’s only state-wide membership association...
The Board of Directors of the Museum Association of New York is pleased to announce Devin Lander as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective June 2, 2014. Devin brings years of...
Throughout the 2014 NYS Museums in Action conference we had several opportunities to introduce the development of a Museum Education Act in New York State. Originally discussed in 2007, the Act will...
Throughout the budget process we have been keeping a close eye on those programs that impact New York's museums, here is an updated chart which compares the enacted SFY14-15 budget with the Governor...
The Common Core Implementation Panel has submitted its initial recomendations to Governor Andrew Cuomo. The panel has submitted their recomendations on the following issues: Protect students from...
NYSCA’s funding for local assistance stays at last year’s level, $35,635,000, in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2014-15 budget. In his State of the State speech, the Governor mentioned the Path...
On December 18, 2013 Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Nonprofit Revitalization Act into law. Designed to comprehensively update the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law and enhance nonprofit...
On Wednesday Governor Cuomo Announced $715.9 Million in Economic Development Funding Through Third Round of Regional Economic Development Council Awards At first glance I see 30+ museums, historic...
Continuing on our theme of articulating value, I wanted to share this article from EducationNext which reports upon a first of its kind study of how field trips to art museums affect students....
If you've yet to take a look at Reach Advisor's Museum Audience Insight blog today, I recomend that you do so! Their recent post,  Museum Bashing and a Shift in Philanthropic Priorities, Part I...
Comparison SFY 2013-14 Proposed to Enacted Budget

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