Save the Date!

Dec 03, 2014
Museums in Action 2015, Corning, NY Annual Conference Mark your calendars for the 2015 Annual Conference! April 12-13 at the Corning Museum of Glass and The Rockwell Museum. Top 5 Reasons to Attend in 2015: MANY's 1st time hosting the conference IN museums

Regional Meet-Ups - Come Meet Our New Executive Director!

Sep 12, 2014

New York State to Focus on its History for Tourism Efforts

Jun 17, 2014

Museum Association of New York Appoints Executive Director

May 06, 2014
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 legislative and advocacy work built on a foundation of museum and cultural heritage experience.

Museum Education Act Under Development

Apr 07, 2014
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 provide the financial support for museums and schools, across New York State, to create meaningful educational programs, facilitate teacher and student access to cultural institutions, and to strengthen the bond between New York State’s unparalleled cultural resources and its classrooms.

Updated SFY14-15 Budget Chart

Mar 28, 2014
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's proposal which includes the Assembly and Senate Resolutions. many_2014-15_budget_chart.doc

Common Core Implementation Panel

Mar 11, 2014
The Common Core Implementation Panel has submitted its initial recomendations to Governor Andrew Cuomo. The panel has submitted their recomendations on the following issues:

Museums as Schools

Feb 19, 2014
Two articles caught my eye this week both address clever initiatives which position their respective museums as schools. I firmly believe that museums are inherently well suited to enhance, expand and yes enliven 'formal' education; productively advancing opportunities for STEM (read:STEAM) learning. These two examples take the vision one step further using the museum's collection; pedagogy and campus as the formal classroom.

STEAMy reading for a snowy day

Feb 13, 2014
I came across this article while perusing the CFM's Dispatches from the Future of Museums eblast. As we draw together the final preparations for this year's Museums in Action Conference, this reading is a useful resource to familiarize yourself with STEM; recognize the instrinsic value that art and humanities in STEAM education; and begin identifying ways in which your museum is (or could) foster STEM learning.

Museum-Library Pass Program

Feb 03, 2014
Survey Results Many public libraries now offer their patrons free or reduced admissions to local cultural centers such as museums. Museums and heritage organizations sell or donate admission passes to libraries, and the libraries loan the passes out to the public.