New York Museum Resources
The Exhibition Alliance, Inc.
TEA is a non-profit organization that provides professional exhibition-related services to museums, historical societies, science centers, nature centers, and other exhibiting organizations to help them create better exhibitions.
Long Island Museum Association
Long Island Museum Association is a museum and historical organization service agency offering workshops, technical assistance, a newsletter, and annual meeting. For membership information, contact:
Greater Hudson Heritage Network
A museum and historical organization service agency based in Elmsford, offering workshops, technical assistance, a newsletter, and annual meeting. GHHN administers the New York State Council on the Arts’ Conservation Treatment Grant Program and the New York State Archives’ Hudson Valley Documentary Heritage Program.
Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums
A regional museum service organization serving Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
New York City Arts Coalition
The New York City Arts Coalition promotes a broad awareness of the arts in the life of the city. It encourages leaders and elected officials to protect the creative freedom of the arts community and to support adequate appropriations for the arts in the city, state and federal budgets.
New York City Museum Educators Roundtable (NYCMER)
Founded in 1979, the purpose of NYCMER is to provide a forum for museum education professionals to address issues of museum and educational interest, exchange and disseminate relevant information, and to explore and implement cooperative programming opportunities through roundtable discussions, workshops, seminars, symposia, professional development series and conferences.
New York Council for the Humanities
A private, not-for-profit organization working to ensure the presence of the humanities in the cultural life of New York State. The organization's programs train teachers; encourage excellence in student scholarship; support public programs at New York State cultural organizations; and forge relationships between young people, their families, and New York’s extraordinary range of humanities institutions.
New York Council of Nonprofits
NYCON provides capacity-building technical assistance and support to charitable nonprofits and communities across New York State. It offers a range of benefits to member organizations, including health insurance.
Doug Sauer, Director
Albany, New York 12204
New York Folklore Society
The New York Folklore Society is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers a range of programs and services designed to nurture traditional arts and culture in the communities where they originate. The web site describes technical assistance programs, the Folk Archives Project, radio documentaries, conferences, forums and advocacy.
New York State Council on the Arts Museum Program
Kristin Herron, Program Director
Architecture + Design| Facilities | Museums
300 Park Avenue South, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10010
New York State Division of Tourism
The I Love New York site for New York State Tourism lists attractions, events and accommodations. There are links to many tourist destinations by region and a category for the New York State canals.
New York State Education Department
- New York State Archives www.archives.nysed.gov
- New York State Library www.nysl.nysed.gov
- New York State Museum www.nysm.nysed.gov
- Chartering Office www.nysm.nysed.gov/charter
The New York State History Net
The New York State History Net tries to promote awareness of New York State’s history resources to the largest number of people possible. It does this by offering home page and web site hosting for history-related organizations. The site includes job listings, history conferences and current projects in New York history. It also includes links to many history-related sites by topic including books, archives, libraries, government agencies and genealogy.
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
The New York State Office of Parks and Historic Preservation is the agency that operates the state parks, historic sites and heritage areas of New York State. It administers funds for federal historic preservation and park programs and provides technical preservation guidance. The agency also sponsors programs and grants and produces the Preservationist.
Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York
A resource and advocacy organization for all types of nonprofits, offers a range of services to members, including workshops, surveys, and updates on governmental actions.
1350 Broadway, Suite 1801
New York, NY 10018-7802
Preservation League of New York State
A service and advocacy organization for individuals and organizations engaged in historic preservation projects. The League offers a variety of technical assistance programs, funding programs, and referrals. It also publishes a newsletter, maintains a lending library, and sponsors workshops and seminars.
The Western New York Association of Historical Agencies
WNYAHA serves museums and historical organizations in the western part of the state with workshops, technical assistance, a newsletter, and an annual meeting.
National and International Resources
A comprehensive list of associations serving the museum field can be found at the Smithsonian's Museum Studies resource page here.
American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is a membership organization with a range of programs for the volunteers and staff of history and heritage organizations and historic house museums/historic sites. Members receive History News, a quarterly magazine; the Dispatch, a monthly newsletter; invitations to attend workshops and the annual meeting; and use of a free Video Lending Library.
American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta
351 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
American Alliance of Museums
AAM is the largest membership association for museums in the US. Member benefits include a monthly newsletter, Aviso; bimonthly magazine, Museum News; free or discounted admission to museums throughout the country; annual meeting; regional seminars and conferences; access to insurance programs and special industry discounts.
1575 Eye Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
American Arts Alliance serves as a resource on legislative issues and arts advocacy.
Americans for the Arts
Features arts advocacy information and the National Arts Policy Clearinghouse, a database of more than 6,000 titles.
American Institute for Conservation
1717 K Street NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20006
American Law Institute–American Bar Association
ALI-ABA Committee on Continuing Professional Education
4025 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
American Zoo and Aquarium Association
8403 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Association of Children’s Museums
Association of Fundraising Professionals
1101 King Street, Suite 700
Alexandria, VA 22314
Association of Living Historical Farms and Agricultural Museums
c/o The Farmers' Museum
PO Box 800
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Association of Science-Technology Centers
Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI)
The Banff Centre School of Management
Banff, Alberta T0L 0CO
A membership organization that is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening their boards of directors.
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 411
Washington, DC 20036
British Interactive Group (BIG)
Canadian Museums Association (CMA)
Center for Museum Studies
Washington, DC 20560
Charity Lobbying in the Public Interest
Anational organization encouraging lobbying to further charitable purposes. Based in Washington, DC, CLPI provides extensive materials and workshops about the federal lobby laws, how to lobby, and how lobbying can help an organization’s program goals.
Chronicle of Philanthropy: The Careful Donor
Provides a free weekly service for trustees and donors of nonprofit organizations featuring news items from the Chronicle of Philanthropy and links to information about ethical, legal, tax, and fundraising issues.
CoOL: Conservation OnLine, Resources for Conservation Professionals
CoOL, an online resource operated by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials. It is a growing online resource for conservators, collection care specialists, and other conservation professionals.
Costume Society of America
55 Edgewater Drive
PO Box 73
Earleville, MD 21919
The Council on Foundations
An association of foundations and corporations serving the public good by promoting and enhancing effective and responsible philanthropy.
Duke University Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management
Fine Art Lease
Fine Art Lease provides the opportunity to generate revenue without deaccessioning by enabling museums to lease works of art from their permanent collections to carefully screened corporations.
The Foundation Center
Getty Leadership Institute
Giant Screen Theater Association
Offers programs and announcements to assist the grant seeker.
Offers nonprofits a free opportunity to stand out in “The Donor’s Guide to the Nonprofit Universe.”
Independent Curators International
The International Council of Museums
ICOM is devoted to the promotion and development of museums and the museum profession at an international level. ICOM is a Non-Governmental Organization maintaining formal relations with UNESCO. It has a consultative status to the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council.
An organization that encourages philanthropy, volunteering, not-for-profit initiative and citizen action.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services
1800 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-5802
International Museum Theatre Alliance, Inc. (IMTAL)
International Planetarium Society (IPS)
c/o Museum of the Rockies
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
Internet Nonprofit Center
A site put together by Putnam Barber of the Evergreen State Society with an extensive list of helpful pages, including a thorough FAQ page with answers to: starting a nonprofit, board and management issues, automation and computing for nonprofits, marketing your nonprofit and fundraising.
Museum Computer Network
1550 S. Coast Hwy, Suite 201
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Museum Education Roundtable (MER)
Museum Management Program
University of Colorado
250 Bristlecone Way
Boulder, CO 80304
Museum Store Association
4100 E. Mississippi, Suite 800
Denver, CO 80246-3055
Museum Trustee Association
1200 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-2422
National Council of Nonprofit Associations
The National Endowment for the Arts
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506-0001
The National Endowment for the Humanities
National Park Service
National Trust for Historic Preservation
1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Natural Science Collection Alliance
New England Museum Association
For more than 70 years the New England Museum Association has been the only organization in New England serving museums of all sizes and the people who work for and with them.
New York Nonprofit Search
A site to find New York State nonprofits.
The Nonprofit Gateway – site is a resource for nonprofits to get easy access to federal agencies. There are links to many departments and agencies, the Federal Register and funding sources, management and policy resources, as well as a search tool for the 530,000 government web pages.
Nonprofit Risk Management Center -
Information and resources to help nonprofit staff and volunteers control risks. Risk management is about managing resources wisely, protecting clients from harm and safeguarding assets.
Office of General Counsel
1000 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20560
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
Society of American Archivists
600 S. Federal, Suite 504
Chicago, IL 60605
Theater in Museums Workshop
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 West Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55102
T: 651-221-2587 or 651-221-4560
Visitor Studies Association