Guide Helps Charities Navigate Management of Endowment Funds

Jun 03, 2011
The Attorney General's Charities Bureau has prepared "A Practical Guide to New York's Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act" to assist charities in complying with the  requirements of the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (NYPMIFA).  The Guide summarizes key provisions of the Act, which was enacted last fall, and provides practical guidance in response to frequently asked questions.

MANY-Museumwise Consolidation Update

May 31, 2011
What’s that saying – the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step? Since our announcement at the 2011 Museums in Conversation conference in Buffalo that MANY and Museumwise are exploring consolidation options, a joint taskforce (the T7) chose organizational development consultant Scott Sears to facilitate our deliberations. We’re happy to report that we’ve begun the journey!

Amended Regents Rule 3.27 Regarding Criteria for Deaccessioning

May 20, 2011
This link takes you to the background information the NYS Board of Regents received regarding the amendments to Regents Rule 3.27.  It contains State Education Department responses to comments received during the public comment period, some of which point to possible future refinement of the Rules.

NYS Board of Regents Approve Deaccessioning Criteria

May 17, 2011
This month's Board of Regents meeting (held in Albany May 16-17) generated a lot of buzz.  For the museum community, the Regents passed new criteria and revised language regarding deaccessioning (here's a synopsis via culturegrrl:

It's Back to the Future for Cultural Tourism in NYS

Apr 15, 2011
The Empire State Experience: Cultural & Heritage Tourism = Diversity & Dollars

MANY and Museumwise Investigate Joint Service Model

Apr 08, 2011
During the business meeting portion of the 2011 NYS Museums in Conversation Conference in Buffalo, MANY and Museumwise board chairs John Haworth and Michele Philips made the following announcement regarding the intention of both organizations to explore possible consolidation of services:

It's a Wrap

Apr 06, 2011
The 2011 NYS Museums in Conversation Conference is now one for the record books.  More than 275 colleagues gathered in Buffalo April 3-5 for a lively and thought-provoking meeting that examined the museum value proposition f

The State of New York’s Museums: 2011

Apr 04, 2011
New White Paper Unveiled at Buffalo Conference During the business meeting this morning at the NYS Museums in Conversation conference in Buffalo, MANY Director Anne Ackerson unveiled a new white pape

Museum Advocacy Day 2011: Washington, DC

Mar 11, 2011
This year's Museum Advocacy Day drew 310 museum representatives from 46 states to Washington to speak with Senators and Congressmen about the importance of museums and museum funding.  In two days, 250 visits were made on the Hill. D.

Proposed NYS Board of Regents Regulation on Deaccessioning Now Available for Comment

Mar 04, 2011
The Regents Ad Hoc Committee on Deaccessioning has completed its work and a draft regulation outlining criteria for deaccessioning for Regents chartered museums and historical societies is now available for your comment.    The text of the proposed regulation was published in the March 2, 2011 State Register, which can be accessed at: