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Aria Strategies, LLC

Contact: Aria Camaione-Lind, CEO

(585) 319-6007 

Founded in 2013 by Aria Camaione-lind, Aria Strategies partners with nonprofit organizations to amplify unheard voices and create equal access to opportunities and resources. The firm is headquartered in Rochester, New York and works with arts, cultural, health and educational organizations as well as government entities and municipalities throughout New York State.

Blue Telescope

Contact: Trent Oliver, Principal, Managing Director

(212) 675-7702 

Working with both emerging and trusted technologies, we create opportunities for people to connect deeply with your stories and ideas. We create experiences with a unique combination of radical creativity and fiscal responsibility. Our significant interactive projects surprise and delight visitors across themed entertainment, executive briefing centers, and museums.

Blumlein Associates, Inc.

Contact: Chris Leonardi, President

(516) 625-2713 

Blumlein Associates, Inc. (BAI) excels at environmental storytelling. We understand the complexities associated with the design of interpretive experiences. Inspiration and insight enable us to present hard information in engaging, educational, and entertaining ways. BAI has designed installations for museums, visitor centers, and hundreds of industrial shows. Graphics are integral to our work and take shape in many forms, such as print graphics, vinyl banners, digital interfaces, and signage.

Cornell University Press

Contact: Michael McGandy, Editorial Director

(607) 253-2338 

America's first university press, Cornell University Press has been proudly publishing timely and topical titles since 1869. Cornell University Press publishes well designed works of lasting merit in history, natural history, and current events of New York State and New York City. 


Contact: Mariyam Khalid, Founder and CTO

(713) 868-4100 

Culture Pilot's role as a branding agency and marketing partner is focused on the initial touchpoints of the customer journey – Awareness > Interest > Action. Success begins with an empathetic mindset for customers. Regardless of how unique we all are, humans tend to take a similar path when becoming customers...From marketing strategy that drives customers to discover a brand exists (awareness), to ideas and visuals that build trust and get people excited to learn more (interest), to the decision of making a purchase, completing a form, or "doing the thing" (action) that completes a goal — Culture Pilot establishes customer connections.

These connections engage, convert, and with the addition of superb customer service, create brand advocacy via referrals, repeat engagement, and 5-star reviews (retention). Easy, right? Let's begin.


Contact: Dana Kruger, Director of Fun

(315) 527-3040 

What’s more inspiring than events that sparkle? Not a whole lot if you ask me. Professional events like conferences, fundraising dinners, open houses, and more are all critically important, but how many people will attend if they’re missing that element of fun? Not many. I wouldn’t. If you want to attract people to your venue or cause, you need the right hook to get them there – you need to catch their attention and then once they’re there you can dazzle them with all of your wonderful information, sessions and programming. Adding the fun and sparkle to any event makes people actually WANT to attend. This is what I do! I LOVE connecting people –making those connections to new people, new ideas and new places. And I really love doing this in fun environments – especially environments that I can help you create.

Discover Upstate NY

Contact: David Granoff, CEO

(315) 343-8144 

Discover Upstate NY explores the Best of what's happening throughout the NINE Region Area North & West of NY City, known as Upstate New York.

DLR Group

Contact: Maria Wilpon, Principal

(646) 254-2055 

DLR Group is an integrated design firm delivering architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group is 100 percent employee-owned and fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge, and is an initial signatory to the China Accord and the AIA 2030 Commitment.

Donnegan Systems, Inc.

Contact: Jeffrey Loreaux, President

(508) 393-5700 

Donnegan Systems, Inc. is the leading provider of specialized storage solutions in the New England and Eastern New York area. Having been in business for over 40 years, our company has both the experience and the resources to provide our customers with solutions that are catered to their unique needs. Although we got our start in business—designing spaces for offices, firms, and administrative organizations — over the years we’ve expanded into several other areas such as healthcare, public safety, libraries, museums, and even industrial and warehouse spaces.

Dorfman Museum Figures

Contact: Joe Bezold, Sales Manager

(800) 634-4873 

Dorfman Museum Figures, Inc. has been in business for 65 years creating dynamic, life-sized Realistic Figures for museums, visitor centers, design /exhibit companies, corporate entities, and private clients. In that time we’ve shipped our Forms and Figures to over 35 countries worldwide.

Over the past 25 years we have launched and developed a broad line of inert artifact-safe Ethafoam® Conservation Forms at different price points for display and storage of historic uniforms, costumes, and garments. This comprehensive product line ranges from full-bodied Ethafoam® Men and Women Figures, Dress and Suit Forms, Thin Chest Mounts and Head Mounts, to our original Classic Adjustable and Economy Conservation Forms. Beyond our standard Forms, we also build unique customized bodies and forms in both archival and non-archival materials. 

Dovetail Design Strategists

Contact: Susanna Sirefman, President

(212) 289-3275 

Dovetail Design Strategists, the leading independent architect selection firm in the United States, provides a comprehensive range of services designed to determine the right architect for a client’s building program. For those looking for world-class architecture, Dovetail Design Strategists conducts international design competitions, requests for proposals, interview-based searches and design concept commissions. The firm compiles outstanding architect shortlists crafted to match client personalities, financial and staffing resources, stylistic preferences, project program and positioning objectives. Dovetail Design Strategists works closely with senior management, trustees and private individuals to craft custom-tailored searches.

Empire Exhibits & Displays

Contact: Craig Koehler, CEO

(518) 541-2697 

With roots dating back to 1959, Empire Exhibits & Displays has a track record of success. Our team of experienced designers, project managers, and trade show coordinators are here to walk you through the creative process from start to finish. Each department works together to provide exceptional customer service, concept design, detailing, and quality fabrication for trade show exhibits, custom display cases, interactive kiosks, and permanent museum installations.

ERCO Lighting, Inc.

Contact: Mark Sieber, President

(732) 225-8856 

ERCO Lighting is a leading international specialist in architectural lighting using LED technology. Founded in 1934, the family business now operates with over 60 branches to develop premium quality lighting tools with cutting edge technology, and provide world-class lighting across the globe. ERCO understands light as the fourth dimension of architecture.

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

Contact: Andy Kitzmann, Assistant Director

(518) 237-7000 

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, established by an Act of Congress in 2000, spans 524 miles across upstate New York. The Erie Canalway encompasses the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego, and Champlain canals and their historic alignments, as well as more than 230 canal communities. The designation as a National Heritage Area recognizes the exceptional scenery, history, culture, and natural resources of the New York State Canal System. The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, in partnership with the National Park Service and a host of local, state, and federal partners, works to preserve and share our extraordinary heritage, to promote the Corridor as a world-class tourism destination, and to foster vibrant communities connected by our treasured waterways

Fireline Corporation

Contact: David Taylor, Director of Business Development

(410) 247-1422 

Fireline Corporation, founded in 1947, is an expert in fire alarm and suppression systems for museums and cultural facilities. We offer solutions intended to minimize the impact to facilities and artifacts in the event of fire. Fireline has the capability to offer technically superior and carefully valued fire protection services.  We offer Engineering/Design/Installation, Inspection/Testing/Repairs, Special Hazards Suppression, High Speed Air Sampling Smoke Detection, Fire Alarm/Emergency Communications Systems, and Sprinkler/Water Mist Systems.

Frameless Technologies

Contact: Michaela Gaaserud, CEO

(703) 868-8564 

Frameless Technologies is an award-winning spatial computing company that creates immersive exhibits and apps for museums to attract and engage visitors and discover breakthrough methods for education and research. We develop interactive exhibits, museum apps, virtual galleries, and immersive outreach/field trips utilizing VR, AR, 3D artifact modeling (through photogrammetry), aerial maps, touchscreens, “no touch” technology (gesture and body tracking) and virtual tours.

Hadley Exhibits, Inc.

Contact: Paul Warner, Director of New Business Development

(716) 874-3666 

Hadley Exhibits has been producing exhibits in New York for over 95 years. Our firm offers a complete range of exhibit-related services including: design, engineering, fabrication, installation and project management. Our fabrication capabilities include expertise with virtually all materials and techniques.


Contact: Heather McElhiney, Director of Tourism Programs and Operations 

Jen Hesseltine Education Consulting

Contact: Jen Hesseltine, PK-12 Education Consultant & Strategist

(518) 651-5453 

​​Jen Hesseltine Education Consulting is a boutique education consulting organization and certified NYS MWBE working with both public and private education-related organizations across New York. Areas of specialty include curriculum mapping and writing, learning-standards alignment, virtual field trip design and delivery, professional development, engaging K12 education programming, and grant-writing and administration.

Museum Search & Reference

Contact: Marilyn Hoffman, Senior Search Consultant

(603) 432-7929 

Museum Search & Reference places museum directors, deputy directors, curators, educators, and other leaders in museums of all sizes. We find diverse leadership talent for museums in disciplines from art to science, from history to Indigenous culture, in large cities as well as small communities throughout the United States. We are experts in museum leadership placement.

Museums are some of the most engaged public spaces in America today and our team of former museum and nonprofit directors understands the museum field inside out. We know the nuts and bolts of executive leadership because we have been successful executive directors. At Museum Search & Reference we recognize the multifaceted attributes museums look for in their leaders and will help you identify professionals who have experience leading, inspiring others, imagining the future, and raising the resources to secure it.

Our team is hands-on and deeply networked. Our decades of experience placing talent in museums of all sizes and character across North America has led to a distinguished track record of success. Looking for an executive recruiter to assist you, or looking for your next career move? Please be in touch.


Contact: Mimi Hoang, Communications & Business Development Manager

(718) 260-0845 

nARCHITECTS, PLLC, is a Brooklyn based architecture office led by Principals Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang. Founded with the aim of joining innovative concepts, social responsibility and technical innovation in addressing contemporary issues, the diverse and international work of the award-winning practice encompasses architecture, interiors, and urban design.

Peter Hyde Design

Contact: Peter Hyde, Owner

(212) 219-8181 

Peter Hyde Design turns your vision into design reality. Our collaborative process, coupled with our project experience, creates visually exciting and rewarding experiences for audiences.

POW! (Paul Orselli Workshop)

Contact: Paul Orselli, Chief Instigator

(516) 238-2797 

For nearly 40 years, Paul Orselli has worked to create inventive science museums and playful children’s museums, including director-level positions at the Discovery Museums in Acton, Massachusetts, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, and the Long Island Children’s Museum.

In 2002, Paul became President and Chief Instigator of POW! (Paul Orselli Workshop.) POW! was created to utilize Paul’s creativity, design talents, and collaborative resources to help museums and other cultural institutions develop innovative exhibit components, exhibitions, and educational programs. POW! has consulted on museum projects throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Our clients include such notable organizations as the New York Hall of Science, the Exploratorium, the National Science Foundation, and Science Projects in London.

Retail Council of NYS

Contact: Nicholl Lockwood, Vice President of Operations

(518) 465-3586 

The Retail Council of New York State administers MANY’s merchant services program. The Retail Council also provides point-of-sale software sales, demos and training, as well as simple hosted payments pages for online donations or recurring donations, affordable mobile apps and a surcharging program. Members enjoy dedicated support from our Albany office.

Schroeder Arts Consulting

Contact: Fred Schroeder, Principal

(917) 293-6922 


Contact: Kyle Pierce, Sales Manager

(585) 419-9844

STQRY provides award winning digital storytelling platforms to help your audiences explore, engage, and discover destinations in new ways. The STQRY team has worked on thousands of projects worldwide since our inception in 2006 with clients ranging from museums, parks, attractions, cities, tour operators, and historic sites of all sizes. Using the STQRY Builder you can choose from amazing features to create location-based tours, virtual tours, mobile, and web apps, audio guides, games, and online collections. Harness the power of technology to allow your visitors to engage deeper, explore further, and discover more.

Thaler Reilly Wilson Architecture & Preservation (TRW)

Contact: Mark Thaler, Partner

(518) 424-5186

Our work is entrenched in the stewardship of our most treasured heritage sites.

Our practice embraces the full range of preservation, planning, and design. We restore, revitalize, and transform buildings of historical and cultural significance. We apply a careful approach that relies on thoroughly understanding places and history to preserve, adapt, and manage change sensitively. We use today’s leading-edge technologies to evaluate and design with excellence and integrity. Our solutions reinforce community links and serve to assist your mission as you move forward.

We are passionate about helping our clients resolve complex issues regarding their facilities. TRW has worked with numerous cultural institutions in the restoration of their historic buildings; master planning and design of multi-phased expansions; investigation and design of building envelope repairs; and accessibility upgrades. As stewards of our nation’s culture and history, we understand that you must maintain your collections and facilities. We look forward to assisting you in those efforts. TRW is a full-service architecture firm located in Albany, NY, providing services nationwide.

The Museum Association of New York helps shape a better future for museums and museum professionals by uplifting best practices and building organizational capacity through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities.

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

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