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MANY Board of Directors Consulting Program

We are pleased to announce that the dedicated museum professionals who serve on MANY's board of directors are now available to share their skills and expertise with MANY Organizational members.

Museums can select a MANY board member to work with them for one day (8 hours) either at their museum or remotely on a project. Requests will be made through MANY staff via the online form included below; board members will consider requests based on availability and matching skills.

MANY Members can expect: 

Understanding and careful consideration of your museum’s project.

>  Current and informed views on museum management.

The advice of a professional whose expertise and relevant background will carry weight with board members, staff, funders, community members, and other stakeholders.

A valuable experience that significantly outweighs the cost.

Consultant Program Costs

All of the costs associated with the visit are the responsibility of the museum.

The Museum will pay MANY $750 for the day of consulting and for the round-trip travel expenses of the board member which may include coach class air or rail fare, rental car, mileage for private vehicles, parking, taxis, hotel accommodation, meals en-route and during the visit and other miscellaneous travel costs.

MANY staff will work with the board member and the museum to keep expenses affordable for the museum.

MANY Board Members are offering their expertise in Executive Administration, Communications, Facilities, Fundraising, Programming, Exhibitions, Interpretation, and Collections Care and Conservation in museums of all budget sizes and disciplines.

Members of the MANY Board of Directors Participating

as Consultants in 2020:


Ian Berry

Dayton Director, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College


Billye Chabot

Executive DirectorSeward House Museum


Starlyn D'Angelo

Director of Philanthropy and Strategic Initiative,The Palace Theatre


Alexandra Drakakis

Director of Collections Strategy & Archives,The Madison Square Garden Company


Georgette Grier-Key

Executive Director and Chief Curator, Eastville Community Historical Society


Peter Hyde

Owner, Peter Hyde Design


Suzanne LeBlanc

Executive Director, Long Island Children’s Museum


Sheila McDaniel

Deputy Director, Finance & Operations, The Studio Museum in Harlem


Ken Meifert

Vice President for Sponsorship and Development, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum


Diane Shewchuk

Curator, Albany Institute of History & Art


Thomas Schuler

Chief Government Affairs Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Tom Shannon

Director of Building and Security Services, Asia Society


Becky Wehle

President and CEO, Genesee Country Village & Museum


Brian Lee Whisenhunt

Executive Director, The Rockwell Museum


Bruce Whitmarsh

Executive Director, Chemung County Historical Society


Marisa Wigglesworth

President and CEO, Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve

To ApplyPlease fill out this online form. Once complete, we will send you the second part of the application where you can explain your project in greater detail.

To learn more email info@nysmuseums.org



The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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