Field Report Archive

The Museum Association of New York publishes a variety of field reports relating to issues that are important to museum and cultural institutions in our state. Below you will find an archive of those reports. You can find more field reports and white papers relating to museum advocacy here.

Report to the Field: Deaccessioning Bill (A6959‑A/S4584‑A)

This report details the results of MANY's 2009 deaccessioning survey.

Report to the Field: The Status of Succession Planning in New York State Museums, April 2008

A status report about how museums across the state are addressing issues of leadership transition and development of staff leadership through succession planning was released at the 2008 UHA/MANY Annual Conference in Albany. The report is the result of a year’s worth of field research funded by the New York State Council on the Arts. Among the findings: the very term “succession planning” is almost universally not well understood; an affinity for the concept has a great deal to do with where a person is in his or her career; and since the likelihood of adding succession planning to already long “to-do” lists is slim, it must be integrated as seamlessly as possible into an organization’s planning culture.