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Conference Scholarship

Museum Association of New York 
Annual Conference Access & Identity
Cooperstown, April 7-9, 2019

Cassetti Annual Conference Scholarship
Nominations are no longer being accepted for 2019. 

Robert K. Cassetti, Senior Director of Creative Strategy and Visitor Engagement, Corning Museum of Glass, completed service on the Board of Directors of the Museum Association of New York in April of 2018. To recognize his significant contribution to the advancement of New York’s museum field, MANY created our first, full scholarship for a museum professional to attend our annual conference.

The scholarship includes:

  • Conference Registration
  • Two nights in the conference hotel
  • $150 travel stipend.

The Cassetti Annual Conference Scholarship will be awarded to a museum professional who has demonstrated creative leadership and has affected significant, positive change in the ways in which their museum engages with audiences

Those eligible for the Cassetti Annual Conference Scholarship must be employed full time in a Museum in New York State. The awardee is only eligible to receive this scholarship once. The recipient will be required to sign a letter of agreement before receipt of stipend.

Scholarship Details
2019 is the first year that MANY will be offering this scholarship opportunity.

The recipient will be selected by a scholarship committee comprised of MANY staff, members of board of directors, and invited panelists. The Scholarship is funded by the Museum Association of New York through individual donors, foundations, and corporate contributions.

The 2019 Cassetti Annual Conference Scholarship will award the recipient registration to MANY’s 2019 conference, two nights at the Otesaga Resort Hotel and a $150 transportation stipend. The scholarship does not include registration to Saturday Workshops or any special events.

Download the Scholarship Description.

Nominations must include a completed Nomination Form submitted by an immediate supervisor and signed by the Executive Director or President of the Board of Trustees.

Following the conference, the recipient is required to submit a 500 – 1,000 word article for the MANY newsletter, This Month in NYS Museums about their conference experience.

All nominations must be emailed to by December 21, 2018.

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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