Comments Sought for Common Core K-8 Social Studies Framework

Sep 26, 2012
As the State Education Department moves toward adoption of new/updated curriculum standards and frameworks for K-12, it is making drafts of these materials available for public review and comment.

Governor Announces $1M for "Path Through History"

Aug 28, 2012
Governor Cuomo Speaks to participants in "Path Through History" Conference

Consolidation Update

Aug 25, 2012
At the first meeting of the Interim Board, held May 14th in Albany, the following members were elected to serve as officers and make up an Executive Committee: John Haworth, President; Michele Phillips, Vice President; Erin Richardson, Secretary; Lenora Henson, Treasurer; Pam Green and Michael Botwinick, at large representatives.

An Interview with Ron Chew

Jun 07, 2012
MANY Program Coordinator Joan Baldwin sat down with Ron Chew, our 2012 Museums in Conversation keynoter, to get his take on museums and their future.  Here's what he had to say: Ron Chew doesn’t talk much about the museum field any more. When asked, he says he works in health care. True, but not the whole story.

It's NYS Museum Week!

Jun 01, 2012
More than 200 museums, heritage organizations, zoos and nature centers are inviting you to explore what they have to offer.  So, check out what they have in store for you. Made your plans yet?

Webinar - Museum Business Planning: Balancing Mission and Market

Apr 30, 2012
Tuesday, June 5 1-5 p.m. (ET) Presented by the Museum Association of New York (MANY) and the Cooperstown Graduate Program's Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship in collaboration with the American Association of Museums Funded with a grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services Produced by LearningTimes Museums are increasingly feeling the pressure to operate "like a business" while retaining the values and priorities of a nonprofit.

NYSCA Funding Update: Correction

Apr 10, 2012
In a message sent to grantees from NYSCA, the following clarification was given regarding the $4 million increase to local assistance funding:

NYSCA Receives Increase in State Budget

Mar 30, 2012
The state budget, which has been passed in sections over the past three days, contains a $4 million increase in grants funding for the State Council on the Arts.

NYS Museum Week Kicks off May 31st

Mar 27, 2012

Your Salary & Benefits Data are Due April 30th!

Mar 16, 2012
Attention NYS Museums and Heritage Organizations!  More than 400 of you received two emails on March 8th with links to questionnaires for salary and benefits information.  Please submit this data by April 30th. Didn't receive the emails?  Having trouble accessing the questionnaires?  Please let us know ASAP at  We'll work with you to get you up and running.