NYS Museums in Conversation Conference Updates

Mar 16, 2012
Early Bird registration ends next Friday, March 23rd!  Haven't registered yet?  Well, don't be shy!!  Visit the conference website for information about all the great conversations we've scheduled, and updates on speakers and events. Albany's museums are opening their doors for you during the conference, so we hope you'll use the passport to visit many of them.

MANY-Museumwise Consolidation

Mar 16, 2012
Find an FAQ here about our consolidation efforts with Museumwise. As always, we welcome your questions and comments throughout this process!

Governor’s Budget: Status Quo for NYSCA Local Assistance, ZBGA, EPF

Feb 23, 2012
NYSCA’s funding for local assistance (grants) stays at last year’s level, $31,635,000, in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2012-13 budget.

2012 Advocacy Underway

Feb 13, 2012
This week arts advocates from across the state will be in Albany to press the case for public funding for the arts and humanities.  MANY will be circulating its advocacy agenda to members of the tourism/arts committees in the Senate and Assembly (see below).

Strategic Priorities for New York’s Museum Community in FY 2012

Feb 13, 2012
The following priorities comprise MANY's advocacy agenda for 2012 Preserving the Infrastructure:

Unwind and Dine with MANY at MIC Conference

Jan 27, 2012
We've got a special evening convo for Museums in Conversation conference-goers!  Unwind and Dine with MANY after the networking reception Monday night (April 23) at the Midtown Tap & Tearoom, a favorite local bistro around the corner from Opalka Gallery. Join us as we wind down a busy conference day with friends, new and old alike, over a relaxed dinner buffet of pan-European cuisine.  First drink is on us! Pre-Registration is required, cost for dinner is $45.  All proceeds benefit the Museum Association of New York.

Consolidation Update

Jan 27, 2012
Capitalizing on the new year's energy and optimism, MANY and Museumwise dove straight into pursuing our dual agendas of fostering each organization's ongoing slate of programs and services and making consolidation a reality.

Annual Appeal Update

Jan 26, 2012
We are pleased that 31 donors, several of them member institutions, responded so generously to the 2011 Annual Appeal. This group got us to just beyond our budgeted goal of $3500, and for that we are very grateful. MANY President John Haworth has asked us to stretch our goal by $500 to bring the total to $4000. Can we do it? With YOUR help we can and we will!! Please consider a first-time or additional gift to the 2011 Annual Appeal and make your contribution online via this link:

2011 Annual Appeal: We Are All Made of Stars

Dec 08, 2011
This year's Annual Appeal comes on the heels of our latest white paper about the value of museums, which we published in collaboration with Museumwise.  With so many museums and heritage organizations searching for ways to solidify their value to their communities, it's appropriate to take a moment to reflect on MANY's value to the field.

The Challenge of “Value” - Engaging Communities in Why Museums Exist

Nov 21, 2011
How do we prove the value of museums? It’s a big question with as many possible answers as there are museums.