The Museum Association of New York [MANY] is proud to announce that 25 museum professionals from across New York State will attend the 2023 annual conference “Finding Center: Access, Inclusion, Participation, and Engagement” in Syracuse, NY, April 15-18 with full scholarship support. Scholarships include conference registration, travel, workshop or special event registration, and complimentary individual MANY membership for one year. Most scholarships include hotel accommodation.
Awardees were selected through a competitive application process. Applications were reviewed by a panel that included members of MANY’s board of directors. We look forward to welcoming these exceptional professionals to Syracuse and with the support of our donors, expanding MANY’s service to the field with the growth of our scholarship program.
2023 Scholarship Awards
BIPOC Museum Professional in Museum Administration
Awarded to a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color working in museum administration who has played a leadership role in advancing the capacity and sustainability of their museum.
Sophie Lo, Deputy Director, Museum at Eldridge Street
John Sapida, Manager of Digital Initiatives, American Museum of Natural History
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.
Ran Yan, Executive Director, Lewis Latimer House
William G. Pomeroy Foundation Scholarship
Sponsored by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for museum professionals working in a history-related NYS museum with an annual operating budget of $250,000 or less and who have not attended a MANY annual conference in the past.
Carol Anne Barsody, Operations Manager, The Three Bears Historic Complex, Ovid
Carlene Bermann, Interim Executive Director/Collections Manager, St. Lawrence County Historical Association
Jennifer Corby, Executive Director, The Phelps Mansion Museum
Jamie Dangler, President, Homeville Board of Trustees, Homeville Museum
Zachary Greenfield, Archives & Collections Coordinator, Chenango County Historical Society
Nicole Herwig, Executive Director, Chapman Museum
Melissa Kiewiet, Interim Director, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance
Emily Malley, Assistant Director, Tinker Homestead & Farm Museum at Tinker Nature Park
Cole Mullin, Office Manager, Lewis County Historical Society
Joanne Weir, Vice President/Curator, Nanticoke Valley Historical Society
Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation Scholarship
Sponsored by the Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation for museum professionals employed by museums and historical societies on Long Island with an annual operating budget of $250,000 or less and who have not attended a MANY annual conference in the past.
Courtney Chambers, Director, Sea Cliff Village Museum
Jonathan Cope, Assistant to the Executive Director, Montauk Historical Society
Ariana Garcia-Cassani, Assistant of Communications and Development, Montauk Historical Society
Mari Irizarry, Director, Three Village Historical Society
Lindsey Steward-Goldberg, Education Coordinator, Three Village Historical Society
Ayelet Pearl, Community Engagement Coordinator, Voelker Orth Museum
Central NY Community Foundation Scholarship
Sponsored by the Central NY Community Foundation for museum professionals working in Onondaga, Cayuga, Oswego, Cortland or Madison Counties.
Emma Dailey, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Seward House Museum
Kate Grindstaff, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Seward House Museum
Derrick Pratt, Director of Education & Public Programming, Erie Canal Museum
Karyn Radcliffe, Collections Manager, Cayuga Museum of History and Art
Museum Professional in a Facilities Position Scholarship
Sponsored by Fireline Corporation, this scholarship is awarded to a museum professional working in a facilities position at a NYS museum.
Colin Brady, Director of Operations, Poster House
Syracuse University Alumni Museum Professional Scholarship
Sponsored by the Graduate Program in Museum Studies, School of Design, Syracuse University, this scholarship is awarded to a museum professional who is a graduate of Syracuse University and working at a NYS museum.
Emma Rathe, Manager of Programs and Exhibition Production, George Eastman Museum
Following the conference, scholarship recipients will share their conference experience which may be selected to be included in MANY's This Month in NYS Museums e-newsletter.
The 2023 annual conference will be hosted in Syracuse, NY from April 15 to 18. To learn more, please visit: https://nysmuseums.org/annualconference
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About the Museum Association of New York
The Museum Association of New York is the only statewide museum service organization with more than 750 member museums, historical societies, zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums. MANY helps shape a better future for museums and museum professionals by uplifting best practices and building organizational capacity through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities. Visit www.nysmuseums.org and follow MANY on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn @nysmuseums