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Looking Forward to 2018

December 22, 2017 3:26 PM | MANY Staff (Administrator)

December 22, 2017

Dear Members, Friends, and Colleagues, 

As we prepare to pause in our busy lives to celebrate the holidays and the coming New Year, I'd like to thank you for your support in 2017. New members, new grant awards, new advocacy advances, a new strategic plan, and new partnerships are helping to launch MANY into 2018 with a greater capacity to serve museums in New York.

With the workforce development grant and project grant award from NYSCA's museum program, we will soon be a staff of three! Our board of trustees stepped up for you with everyone making a donation to our annual appeal. In 2018, we will launch a campaign to raise funds in support of scholarships to attend our annual conference and we hope you will help us help those museum professionals who would otherwise be unable to attend.

Together, our voices are stronger than ever before, with a 30% increase in the numbers of members, including 72 new members and 97 organizations who re-joined MANY in 2017.  


MANY speaks for every museum equally, regardless of budget size, location, or content area. Many of our members represent New York's history community, almost a third are art museums, and others represent science and wildlife centers, zoos, and gardens. A selection of our members are on the list below; two from each of the ten REDC regions.

Capital Region


Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region

Historic Huguenot Street 

Olana State Historic Site

FDR Presidential Library & Museum

Central New York

Mohawk Valley

Erie Canal Museum

Fenimore Art Museum

Everson Museum of Art

Utica Zoo

Finger Lakes

New York City

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rochester Museum & Science Center

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Long Island 

Southern Tier

Pollock-Krasner House & 
Study Center

Rockwell Museum of American Art 

Oyster Bay Historical Society

Finger Lakes Boating Museum

North Country

Western New York 

Akwesasne Museum

Burchfield Penny Art Center

Adirondack Experience, 
The Museums at Blue Mountain Lake

Aquarium of Niagara

Registration for Visioning Change, our 2018 annual conference, will open on January 16. When you click to register, you will find a new website with an intuitive interface and faster navigation. The key to the new site will be your personal or organizational "log in" that you will create the first time you visit. We are excited by all of the new features our members will be able to access. 


There are two potential funding sources that might be able to support conference attendance; we will share more that may follow as we learn about the: NYSCA professional development grants and grants from the The Pomeroy Foundation

There is still time before the end of the year to donate to MANY. Every dollar you donate amplifies our ability to help you succeed.

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Erika Sanger

Executive Director

Museum Association of New York

  Questions about the conference or want a chance to sponsor/exhibit? 

email us  at conference@manyonline.org or visit our website

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