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  • November 28, 2018 2:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Members, Friends, and Colleagues,

    Happy Halloween and welcome to the October edition of This Month in NY Museums. We have a special treat for you this month! This issue includes articles by three guest authors who all chose to write about their museums and their communities. 

    My letter, about the new Kid’s Rockwell Art Lab in Corning, delves into communities and resources. 

    Brian Howard, Executive Director of the Oneida County History Center focuses on collections and the Utica community.

    Starlyn D’Angelo shared her experiences with affinity group connections and cycling tourism.

    The Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn is almost set to open. Billye Chabot, Executive Director of the Seward House Museum wrote about the Center and its importance to raising the profile of the community and Seward House, adjacent to the new Center. Her article includes a link to the live webcam so you can see when the construction is complete! 

    We received 65 proposals for our 2019 Annual Conference “Access and Identity” and opened the portal for 2019 Award of Merit Nominations on Monday. Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their work? Click here to find out how to nominate them.

    I hope you enjoy the articles as much as we enjoyed putting together the October issue.


    Until next month,


    Erika Sanger
    Executive Director, MANY


     


    From Our News Section: 

    What I learned at the NYS Bicycling Summit
    Hear about Star D'Angelo's experience at the NYS Bicycling Summit and learn a few tips about encouraging cycling tourists to visit your museum. 
    Read more >>>

    Collections Access and Community Relations
    Brian Howard, Executive Director of the Oneida County History Center tells the story of his museum's commitment to digitization and how the process helped the museum provide access to their collections and connect with their community.
    Read more >>>

    At the Crossroads of Equal Rights
    Billye Chabot, Executive Director of the Seward House Museum reveals how the new Equal Rights Heritage Center is transforming Auburn, NY!
    Read more >>>

    Letters from Erika: The Journey and The Destination 
    If I am lucky along my travels, I can stop to visit a museum, meet an industry partner, or walk in one of our beautiful state parks. I wish I could accept every invitation extended along the journey, but my plans are frequently diverted before I can measure the miles to home. Last week time was on my side!

    Read more >>>
    #ICYMI - MANY on Social Media


    MANY 2018 Meet-Ups

    Thomas Cole House Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
    Fort Ticonderoga Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center Erie Canal Museum Hadley ExhibitsBrooklyn Historical Society DUMBO Chemung County Historical Society

    Where are we going next? 

    We will be in Utica on 11/13 and in Long Island on 11/15! 


    MANY 2018 Re-Visioning Change Workshops

     

    Want to join the fun? We have two more workshops remaining:

    Risk Management for Collections - Utica, November 13th

    Re-Visioning Change - Long Island, November 16th


    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for even more great content about NYS museums!


    Museums in the News:

    'Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic' exhibit to open in Buffalo - Niagara Gazette
    “The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic” exhibit has found a home at the Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc.

    Application Rejected for 8-Story Hotel Near Historic Landmark - The New York's Landmarks Conservancy 
    Read about why the City Council rejected a developer’s zoning application for an 8-story hotel adjacent to the Merchant’s House Museum

    New Tennessee State Museum Building Opens In Nashville - News Channel 5 Network
    Shoutout to our Industry Partner, Hadley Exhibits, for building the exhibitions at this brand new museum.

    Met and Brooklyn Museums Will Not Use Saudi Money for Programs on the Middle East - The New York Times
    Read about how the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Brooklyn Museumrespond to international news. 

    Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum Adds Artificial Intelligence to Its Website - I LOVE NY
    Read about how new technology is enhancing museums like the Brookside Museum/Saratoga County Historical Society

    Member News:

    Digital Docent
    By: K. Michelle Arthur

    Museum of disAbility History
    By: David Gerber


    From Our Sponsors:

    Orpheo is a 20 year old company focusing on audio and multi media guide solutions. We equip devices including Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, 9/11 Memorial, and Grand Central Station in NY ​and many other high profile global portfolio locations. Let us design self guided or guided tours, content creation, smartphone apps, multimedia installations, and Virtual and Augmented Reality. Revenue share agreements welcomed! We design our own equipment and service them in New York. Learn more about what Orpheo can offer you on their website.



    Frameless Technologies creates Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) experiences for marketing, exhibits and education. We specialize in 360/VR Video, Virtual Tours, Interactive VR Experiences, AR Experiences, 3D Artifact Scanning/Volumetric Photography and 360-degree Drone photos/video. We offer the latest technology and create content for use across multiple platforms. Technical support is included with all projects. We welcome the opportunity to discuss project ideas and provide free estimates.  Please contact Michaela: mgaaserud@framelesstechnologies.com or visit www.framelesstechnologies.com.


    Save the Date!

    Drinking History at Franklin Alley Social Club
    November 1, 2018 from 6:00pm
    Franklin Alley Social Club, 50 Franklin Street, Troy, NY 12180
    More info here

    Upstate Girls: Book Signing & 1-Day Exhibit with Brenda Kenneally
    November 8, 2018 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Rensselaer County Historical Society, 57 2nd Street, Troy, NY 12180
    More info here

    FDNY Cook Off 
    November 8, 2018 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    NYC Fire Museum, 278 Spring Street, New York, NY, 10013
    More info here

    Toy Symposium
    November 10, 2018 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Rensselaer County Historical Society, 57 2nd Street, Troy, NY 12180
    More info here

    NYSCA Regional Constituent Workshops
    Mohawk Valley - Utica - 11/5
    Central Region - Syracuse - 11/13
    Mid-Hudson - Newburgh - 11/19
    Finger Lakes - Rochester - 11/28
    Southern Tier - Corning - 11/29
    Western Region - Buffalo - 12/3
    Long Island - Stony Brook - 12/12
    More info here


    Want to see your event listed here? 
    Post to our Exhibition and Events Forum today!


  • October 12, 2018 10:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Members, Friends, and Colleagues,

    During our visit to the Dyer Art Center last month, Director Tabitha Jacques showed us a painting in their collection through which the artist explored the possibilities of what sounds a flower might make. I am not hard of hearing and this was the first time I was gifted the opportunity to think about experiencing the world through the perceptions of a deaf person.

    On August 24, Governor Cuomo signed legislation making New York the third state to strike the term “hearing impaired” from state law. The bill changes all references in state law from “hearing impaired” to “deaf or hard of hearing.” Legislation like this ensures that people in the deaf community are not stigmatized and helps our society understand the deaf community and how they wish to be identified. This is a great time to look at the ways in which your museum engages with the deaf community and how your written materials discuss their participation in your exhibitions and programs.

    The other articles in This Month in NYS Museums – one featuring the New-York Historical Society’s Citizenship Project that is providing citizenship learning tools for aspiring New Americans and the other an interview with the Samuel Dorsky Museum’s curator Anastasia James – are also about how museums are expanding access by embracing difference and thriving because of those changes. I hope you will enjoy reading them.

    Please help us share all of the great programs museums are doing across the state by posting what you are doing on our Member News pages or submitting a proposal to present at our 2019 conference Access and Identity.

    Until next month,


    Erika Sanger
    Executive Director, MANY

     


    From Our News Section: 

    Resources

    Celebrating Accessibility: Why the Dyer Arts Center is a Vital Resource for the Flower City

    One of the most important – and sometimes most difficult – questions museum leaders must ask themselves today is one that may seem to have a simple answer, but in reality, is far more nuanced than it appears. 

    How can I make my museum accessible to everyone? 

    Read more >>>

    Community

    Bringing History to Life: How the New-York Historical Society is Inspiring New Americans

    “What does it mean to become an American?”

    This is the question the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library (N-YHS) posed when they launched the Citizenship Project in response to the change in United States immigration laws in January 2017. The Citizenship Project, which officially launched in July of that same year, is an initiative to help green card holding immigrants living in New York become American citizens. Since last July, the N-YHS has been providing free civics and American history classes and other educational tools for aspiring New Americans, helping them to prepare for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization exam.

    Read more >>>

    Exhibitions & Collections

    Ask a Curator: A Conversation with the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art’s Curator of Exhibitions and Programs

    What are museums without their curators? Who else would dedicate their time and responsibility to the cataloguing, maintenance, and interpretation of an institution’s collections?

    For Anastasia James, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, the role of the curator as storyteller is what has drawn her to this kind of work. This semester, James has worked hard with her team on the curatorial design of not one, but three new exhibitions at the Dorsky. We spoke with her to learn more about her love of history and art, her mission as a curator at a university museum, and what visitors at the Dorsky can expect from the fall exhibitions.

    Read more >>>

    Letters from Erika

    Collective Intelligence

    I’ve been thinking about Access and Identity - the 2019 Conference theme - as an important exercise in collective intelligence. I like to think about the conference in this context, because we crowdsource content, assess with peer review, leverage our social capital to create fabulous special events, ask you to help us share through social media, and lastly, assess with a polling system. A strong sense of who we are and who we want to be as New Yorkers and New York museums can emerge in a conference like ours, where we can create a space to discuss and perhaps even safely disagree about our future as a field and make room for the broadest definitions of identity as museum professionals and as institutions.

    Read more >>>


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    Member News:

    Genesee Country Village & Museum awarded a Preserve NY grant

    By Becky Wehle

    Highlights from August:

    Theater Troupe and Historical Association Partner for Podcast

    By: Samantha Hall-Saladino, Albany County Historical Association

    Brookside Museum/SCHS Welcomes New Executive Director

    By: K. Michelle Arthur, Saratoga County Historical Society 

    Want news about your museum featured in our next newsletter?
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     this link to post your story on our Members News Blog


    From Our Sponsors:

    Orpheo is a 20 year old company focusing on audio and multi media guide solutions. We equip devices including Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, 9/11 Memorial, and Grand Central Station in NY ​and many other high profile global portfolio locations. Let us design self guided or guided tours, content creation, smartphone apps, multimedia installations, and Virtual and Augmented Reality. Revenue share agreements welcomed! We design our own equipment and service them in New York. Learn more about what Orpheo can offer you on their website.



    Frameless Technologies creates Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) experiences for marketing, exhibits and education. We specialize in 360/VR Video, Virtual Tours, Interactive VR Experiences, AR Experiences, 3D Artifact Scanning/Volumetric Photography and 360-degree Drone photos/video. We offer the latest technology and create content for use across multiple platforms. Technical support is included with all projects. We welcome the opportunity to discuss project ideas and provide free estimates.  Please contact Michaela: mgaaserud@framelesstechnologies.com or visit www.framelesstechnologies.com.


    Save the Date!


    Fall Festival & Agricultural Fair @ Genesee Country Village & Museum
    October 6, 2018, 10:00-5:00pm & October 7, 2018, 10:00-4:00pm
    More info here.

    Free Training in Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)
    Deadline to register October 15, 2018
    More info here.

    The 5th NY Infantry “Duryée’s” Zouaves
    October 18, 2018
    More info here.
    RCHS Rising Leaders Event: Drinking History at Franklin Alley Social Club
    November 1, 2018, 6:00pm
    More info here.

    Risk Management for Collections

    November 7, 2018 with GHHN
    More info here.
    November 13, 2018 with MANY
    More info here.


    Want to be featured in next month's newsletter?
    Here's how:

    1. Do you have a suggestion for what our Marketing & Social Media Coordinator should feature in the next newsletter? Send all article ideas, photos, and upcoming events to us at info@nysmusems.org with the words "MANY Newsletter" in the subject line. Keep our three main issues in mind when you're brainstorming ideas: Resources, Community, and Exhibitions & Collections.
    2. Publish your stories to the Member News blog and any own announcements to the Member News Forum and the Exhibitions & Events Forum.
    3. Tag @nysmuseums in your posts on Twitter and Instagram.

    Are you interested in becoming an industry-level sponsor of This Month in NYS Museums? Email info@nysmuseums.org to find out how!

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  • September 04, 2018 8:10 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Members, Friends, and Colleagues,

    Welcome to our August 2018 edition of This Month in NYS Museums! Reading one of Sarah Heikkinen’s stories today in the comfort of an air-conditioned office brought back a memory from last fall when I visited the Seneca Park Zoo for the first time and wondered how the animals felt on overly-warm days like today. The Zoo is undergoing tremendous change under the leadership of Pamela Reed Sanchez, and we are delighted to share how they are shaping a zoo for the future of their community, their animals, and the environment.

    MANY’s fall will be filled with professional development opportunities, and this month’s article about the Brooklyn Historical Society’s new location in DUMBO will give you a taste of what awaits you at one of our Meet-Ups. Looking forward to November, the third article in this issue explores why you should attend the Risk Management for Collections workshop on November 13th, led by Dr. Bart Ankersmit and Renate van Leijen from the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands in Amsterdam (RCE) and hosted by our friends at the Oneida County History Center. Space is limited for this particular workshop, so I encourage everyone to register before it fills up!

    Click here for our full event schedule.

    I look forward to seeing as members as I can this fall!

    Until next month,


    Erika Sanger
    Executive Director, MANY
     


    From Our News Section: 

    Resources

    Five Things You Need to Know About Risk Management for Collections

    Living in the great and unpredictable state of New York can sometimes be a challenge for its year-round residents. Each season brings on a different extreme: heat, cold, inclement weather…you name it, New Yorkers have seen it. But how can cultural institutions prepare for the worst? What resources are there for museums to learn how to protect and preserve their collections?

    That’s where the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) comes in. This November, in partnership with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), MANY will be hosting a “Risk Management for Collections” workshop with the RCE at the Oneida County History Center in Utica, NY.

    Read more >>>

    Community

    Fresh Footprints: How the Seneca Park Zoo is Expanding to Engage Their Community

    Everybody feels welcome at a zoo. Whether you’re a young child seeing an elephant for the first time, an animal lover hoping to get more involved in your community’s conservancy efforts, or a group of friends looking for a fun thing to do on a summer weekend, zoos are universal.

    At the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, NY, new steps are being taken to broaden their audience and engage their community, all while promoting the idea that everyone, humans and animals alike, will always be welcome inside.

    Read more >>>

    Exhibitions & Collections

    Breaking Down the Walled City: A Look into the Brooklyn Historical Society's New Exhibition in DUMBO

    “Brooklyn is incredible, Brooklyn is an adjective,” says Marcia Ely, Vice President of Programs and External Affairs of the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS).

    And she’s right. With a new location in the famous DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge) neighborhood, an exciting permanent exhibition celebrating all things Brooklyn and water, and big plans for the future, the Brooklyn Historical Society is ready to amplify the already elevated stature of one of New York City’s five boroughs.

    Read more >>>

    Letters from Erika

    Museum Professionals Will Continue Their Education this Fall

    As fall begins, the MANY staff and board know we will be seeing colleagues in September in Catskill, Canandaigua, Fort Ticonderoga and in Cooperstown for 2019 conference planning. But there are so many opportunities for museum professionals in October, it could be renamed “Continuing Education Month” and we could start a new tradition with all of the choices of places and ways to learn.

    I don’t think I’d be exaggerating if I said that all of the museum professionals I know enjoy learning. We devour texts, track down clues to unlock mysteries, and joyfully attempt to decode beauty in nature, art, and material culture. Learning from peers in small group settings may be my favorite way to learn.

    Read more >>>


    #ICYMI - MANY on Instagram

    #MuseumMonday



    #WelcomeWednesday



    #FreeAdmissionFriday



    Want to be featured on our Instagram? Direct message photos and suggestions to @nysmuseums or email them to sheikkinen@nysmuseums.org.

    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for even more great content about NYS museums!


    Museums in the News:

    Glassblowing barge brings the traditional craft to New York's waterways - The Architect's Newspaper
    CMoG's GlassBarge is on the final legs of its journey across New York State. Read more about the architectural history of the Barge here

    Welcoming 1 Million Fashion Pilgrims, 'Heavenly Bodies' Just Became the Met Costume Institute's Most Popular Show Ever - Artnet
    Our members at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are making history! If you haven't had a chance to see the Met's "Heavenly Bodies" exhibition yet, check out this piece from Artnet to find out why you should. 

    Carrousel Museum hires new director - Buffalo Business First
    What wonderful news from our friends at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum! Congratulations to Megan Hahin, the Carrousel Museum's new executive director, and the recipient of one of our 2018 Awards of Merit. Read more here

    Erie Canal Museum looks at the Canal in pop culture - Syracuse.com
    In this lovely op-ed for Syracuse.com, our members (and future Water/Ways hosts!) at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse preview one of their new upcoming programs, The Erie Canal in Pop Culture. Learn more here.

    Museums are ruling Twitter with the #MuseMeme hashtag - Daily Dot
    We have to admit, we loved seeing all the funny memes our members and colleagues were sharing last week for Museum Meme Day! You can see a thread of our favorite museum memes here, and read more about how other museums participated here


    Member News:

    Theater Troupe and Historical Association Partner for Podcast
    By: Samantha Hall-Saladino, Albany County Historical Association

    Brookside Museum/SCHS Welcomes New Executive Director
    By: K. Michelle Arthur, Saratoga County Historical Society 

    REMEMBERING WOODSTOCK: The Museum At Bethel Woods Launches 1969 Woodstock Festival Media Archive
    By: Wade Lawrence, Museum at Bethel Woods

    Highlights from July:

    Reflecting on the World Cup and the Emotional Significance of Sports
    By: Alexandra Drakakis, 9/11 Memorial Museum

    Barrett Art Center Adds SEO with AI for Online Visitors
    By: Richard Stone, Trajectory Sports


    From Our Sponsors:

    Orpheo is a 20 year old company focusing on audio and multi media guide solutions. We equip devices including Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, 9/11 Memorial, and Grand Central Station in NY ​and many other high profile global portfolio locations. Let us design self guided or guided tours, content creation, smartphone apps, multimedia installations, and Virtual and Augmented Reality. Revenue share agreements welcomed! We design our own equipment and service them in New York. Learn more about what Orpheo can offer you on their website.


    Frameless Technologies creates Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) experiences for marketing, exhibits and education. We specialize in 360/VR Video, Virtual Tours, Interactive VR Experiences, AR Experiences, 3D Artifact Scanning/Volumetric Photography and 360-degree Drone photos/video. We offer the latest technology and create content for use across multiple platforms. Technical support is included with all projects. We welcome the opportunity to discuss project ideas and provide free estimates.  Please contact Michaela: mgaaserud@framelesstechnologies.com or visit www.framelesstechnologies.com.

    Save the Date!

    MANY Meet-Up #2 @ Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Park
    September 6, 2018, 3:00pm-7:00pm
    More info here.

    Influence of the Dutch on the American Kitchen: An Interactive Living History Presentation @ the Ten Broeck Mansion
    September 9, 2018, 1:30pm
    More info here.

    Workshop: Social Media Strategies for Museums and Nonprofits @ the Ticonderoga Historical Society - Hancock House
    September 14, 2018, 10:00-3:00pm
    Contact Margarett Gibbs for more information.

    Re-Visioning Change Workshop @ SUNY New Paltz
    September 14, 2018, 9:30-4:30pm
    More info here.

    2018 Rensselaer County Historical Society Annual Gala @ RCHS
    September 20, 2018
    More info here.

    MANY Meet-Up #3 @ Fort Ticonderoga
    September 20, 2018, 1:30pm-7:00pm
    More info here.

    The Museum Institute @ Great Camp Sagamore
    September 26-28, 2018
    More info here.

    Fall Festival & Agricultural Fair @ Genesee Country Village & Museum
    October 6, 2018, 10:00-5:00pm & October 7, 2018, 10:00-4:00pm
    More info here.


    Want to be featured in next month's newsletter?
    Here's how:

    1. Do you have a suggestion for what our Marketing & Social Media Coordinator should feature in the next newsletter? Send all article ideas, photos, and upcoming events to Sarah Heikkinen (sheikkinen@nysmusems.org) with the words "MANY Newsletter" in the subject line. Keep our three main issues in mind when you're brainstorming ideas: Resources, Community, and Exhibitions & Collections.
    2. Publish your stories to the Member News blog and any own announcements to the Member News Forum and the Exhibitions & Events Forum.
    3. Tag @nysmuseums in your posts on Twitter and Instagram.

    Are you interested in becoming an industry-level sponsor of This Month in NYS Museums? Email info@nysmuseums.org to find out how!

  • August 01, 2018 8:20 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Members,

    Welcome to our July 2018 edition of This Month in NYS Museums. We are pleased to share stories about three museums that engage their communities, present new exhibitions, and leverage resources to advance their missions.

    While reading Sarah Heikkinen’s stories this month, I was hoping I could reach a few people before they headed out on vacation to let them know that I thought they would enjoy reading about how The Studio Museum in Harlem has worked with local parks and visual artists to create site-specific sculpture that is keeping their community engaged while their new building is under construction.

    If you work at a museum that coordinates with BIDs or Main Street programs to participate in open evening hours, the Rensselaer County Historical Society’s Troy Night Out programming is an inspiring way to think about how to bring people through your door.

    In two exhibitions that open the first week of August, The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls has brought together the work of women artists who were well-known during their lifetimes, but were blown off the art world’s aesthetic radar by the mid-20th century’s abstract expressionist wave. The story also reminded me that it is always worth a summer road trip to go see what is happening in museums around the region. 

    What else is always worth a road trip? A MANY Meet-Up or Workshop! We have sixteen different events this fall in every region of state with something for museum professionals of every discipline, budget size, and location.

    We are most excited about the re-launch of The Museum Institute and to let you know that we will be joined at Great Camp Sagamore September 26-28 by Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, President and CEO of the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine. Cinnamon is a passionate advocate for museums and a small museum expert. She has served on the board of the AASLH and was the founding chair of their Small Museums Committee. She is a member of the Smithsonian Affiliates Advisory and the American Alliance of Museums boards of directors. As we launch this July issue there are only NINE spaces left for The Museum Institute, so check your calendars and read my letter in this issue to find out more about all the ways you can join MANY and your colleagues this fall.

    Until next month,


    Erika Sanger
    Executive Director, MANY

       


    From Our News Section: 

    Resources

    Moving Up: A Conversation with The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Alani Bass

    After 50 years in operation, The Studio Museum in Harlem is shaking things up with a big move, heralding in a new, innovative era for the Museum.

    Founded in 1968 with a mission of highlighting the work and amplifying the voices of artists of African descent, The Studio Museum has created spaces in the art world for black and African artists that were otherwise inaccessible to them. Now, the Museum is taking great strides with the construction of a brand-new building, designed by Adjaye Associates’ founder and principal architect, Sir David Adjaye, OBE and the award-winning New York museum architecture firm, Cooper Robertson. The new building will celebrate the core mission of the Museum and the artists it collaborates with through specially-designed spaces. Read more >>>

    Community

    Museum Night Out: How the Rensselaer County Historical Society Serves Their Community

    Engaging an entire community can seem like a daunting task for some small museums and historical societies – not everyone has a strong passion for the work museums do, or they aren’t interested in what’s presented to them at face value. Sometimes, community members may not even know that there are any cultural institutions right down the road from where they live.

    At the Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS), located in downtown Troy, NY, the staff meets this challenge head-on. How do they do it? The answer is simple: they partner with their community to serve their community.

    Read more >>>

    Exhibitions & Collections

    Reclaiming Their Time: The Forgotten Women Impressionists at The Hyde Collection

    How many famous artists can you name? Five? Ten? Maybe more?

    Now, how many of those artists were men? How many were women?

    Chances are, the first names that popped in your head were those of art history’s most recognizable male artists. If you thought of any women, ask yourself: were they among the most famous artists of all time – women like Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe who have transcended the art world’s historic predication towards favoring men to become household names?

    Read more >>>

    Letters from Erika

    Our Very MANY Fall Starts on August 30th in Catskill

    The windows in the MANY office look out onto the Hudson River just below the Green Island Bridge where boats approach the northern most navigable point before they turn west onto the Erie Canal or Mohawk River. As I begin my third year as Executive Director of MANY at the eastern edge of New York’s crossroads, I am excited to imagine the routes we will travel north, south, and west in the coming months. Our programs start early this year to help get MANY members and colleagues out in the glorious fall weather. You can check out our entire fall event schedule and register for programs here.

    Read more >>>
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    #MuseumMonday


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    Want to be featured on our Instagram? Direct message photos and suggestions to @nysmuseums or email them to sheikkinen@nysmuseums.org.

    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for even more great content about NYS museums!


    Museums in the News:

    3 Things to Know About The Strong's Expansion - Democrat & Chronicle
    On July 12, The Strong National Museum of Play officially broke ground on their 100,000-square-foot expansion. Read more about what to expect from this exciting new project here.

    How to Use Your NYC Library Card to Get Into 33 Museums and Attractions for Free - Thrillist
    Do you live in New York City? Do you love museums? Do you have a library card you never use? You're in luck! Check out this great article from the Thrillist's Eliza Dumais about how you can use your library card to get free admission to some of New York's finest museums.

    Plane Built to Rescue Iran Hostages Goes to New York Museum - The News Tribune
    The Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville, NY is going to be the new home of the rocket-boosted military transport plane that was built to rescue 52 American hostages in Iran. Learn more about how a full-size plane is being brought to Upstate New York here

    New York's Met Museum Pulls in 7.35 Million Visitors - Geo News
    Wow! The Metropolitan Museum of Art reported that, in their last financial year, the Museum brought in over 7 million visitors. Read more about this exciting achievement here

    The Bad*ss B*tches Museum Tour: For Those Who Like Their Art with Feminism and Swearing - Vox
    There's never a dull moment when you're on a Museum Hack tourVox's Constance Grady writes about the smart, funny, and "just a little bit messy" feminist-centric tour she went on with our favorite Museum Hackers at the Met in this awesome write-up. 


    Member News:

    Reflecting on the World Cup and the Emotional Significance of Sports
    By: Alexandra Drakakis, 9/11 Memorial Museum

    Barrett Art Center Adds SEO with AI for Online Visitors
    By: Richard Stone, Trajectory Sports

    NEH Adds Second Humanities Infrastructure Grant Deadline for 2018
    By: Elizabeth Arroyo, National Endowment for the Humanities

    Swords into Ploughshares: Sculpture by Jay Moss
    By: Emily O'Leary, Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale


    From Our Sponsors:

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    Save the Date!

    Grave Matters Cemetery Preservation Workshop w/ the Western NY Association of Historical Agencies (WNYAHA)
    July 26, 2018, 9am-4pm
    More info here

    English Country Dancing w/ Don Bell for July Troy Night Out @ RCHS
    July 27, 2018, 5pm-8pm
    More info here.

    Historical Selfie Scavenger Hunt @ Oneida County History Center
    August 1 - 31, 2018
    More info here.

    Neighbors Engaging the Environment: A Special Joint Tour w/ Wave Hill @ Derfner Judaica Museum
    August 5, 2018, 1:30-4pm
    More info here.

    RMSC After Dark @ the Rochester Museum & Science Center
    August 18, 2018, 7-11pm
    More info here.

    Working Like a Dog Day @ Genesee Country Village & Museum
    August 26, 2018, 10am-4pm
    More info here.

    MANY Meet-Up #1 @ Thomas Cole National Historic Site
    August 30, 2018, 2:30pm-7pm
    More info here.


    Want to be featured in next month's newsletter?
    Here's how:

    1. Do you have a suggestion for what our Marketing & Social Media Coordinator should feature in the next newsletter? Send all article ideas, photos, and upcoming events to Sarah Heikkinen (sheikkinen@nysmusems.org) with the words "MANY Newsletter" in the subject line. Keep our three main issues in mind when you're brainstorming ideas: Resources, Community, and Exhibitions & Collections.
    2. Publish your stories to the Member News blog and any own announcements to the Member News Forum and the Exhibitions & Events Forum.
    3. Tag @nysmuseums in your posts on Twitter and Instagram.

    Are you interested in becoming an industry-level sponsor of This Month in NYS Museums? Email info@nysmuseums.org to find out how!

  • July 02, 2018 9:23 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Members,

    Welcome to the June 2018 issue of our newsletter. I know you expected to see this pop up in your inbox on Wednesday, but our fabulous MEA news stopped the presses!

    For this issue, Sarah Heikkinen has written about The Wild Center’s uses of technology to share their resources with visitors near and far; the Corning Museum of Glass’ GlassBarge project that will engage hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers on their journey from Brooklyn north to Waterford along the Hudson River and west along the Erie Canal; and how the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is exploring the simple – or perhaps not so simple – act of collecting.

    With our new cross-platform communications, you can find our amazing selection of fall professional development programs for MANY members and colleagues, including the re-launch of the Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore with Leaders Define Leadership, four Re-Visioning Change workshops, and a Risk Management for Collections workshop produced in conjunction with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands and the NY State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. MANY will also be partnering with Humanities New York, whose staff will join us at several locations to share best practices for getting people to talk about important ideas.

    We are starting our fall Meet Ups early this year in an attempt to reach all ten regions before the snow flies. If you find yourself in Capital or Hudson Valley regions on the Thursday before Labor Day weekend, please join us on August 30th at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. Other 2018 Meet Up locations include: Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua, Fort Ticonderoga on the shore of Lake Champlain, the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center in Nyack, The Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, The Brooklyn Historical Society at their new DUMBO location, the Chemung County Historical Society in Elmira, the Oneida County History Center in Utica, Hadley Exhibits, Inc. at their Buffalo facility, and The Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City. Everyone is welcome at our Meet Ups, which combine a bit of learning, some networking, and a lot of fun. Click here for more information and to register for fall programs. Some of these will fill to capacity quickly, so register now!

    I am also very pleased to announce that MANY is bringing the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street exhibition program to New York State for the tour of the Water/Ways exhibition. Museum on Main Street exhibitions are designed to inspire dialogue, connect communities, and open doors to new programming. MANY is delighted to help build the capacity of our state’s museums and cultural heritage organizations by bringing this national program to our state as we celebrate the Erie Canal bicentennial. My article in this issue shares the details of this exciting new program and how small to mid-size museums in New York State can apply to become a host site.

    I look forward to seeing you soon on, near, or along the water!

    Until next month,


    Erika Sanger
    Executive Director, MANY


    From Our News Section 

    Resources

    Wild Center Partners with VR Technology to Extend Interpretive Resources Across Time and Space

    Over the past decade, virtual and augmented reality tools have become increasingly popular interpretive resources for museums. Now, visitors are exposed to new, innovative experiences at their favorite cultural institutions, sometimes without even needing to leave the comfort of their homes. From 360 videos on Facebook and YouTube, to mind-bending apps to use on site, museums are experimenting with exciting ways to engage their audiences.

    Read more >>>

    Community

    Glass on the Water: GlassBarge Travels New York's Waterways

    Glass may be fragile, but the meaningful connections the Corning Museum of Glass’ GlassBarge forges in the communities it visits are anything but.

    On the longest day of the year, residents of the Capital Region gathered together on the Hudson in Troy, NY to learn how glassblowers at the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) in Corning, NY make the intricate pieces on display at CMog at a live demonstration on the GlassBarge.

    Read more >>>

    Exhibitions & Collections

    Not Just a Piece of Cardboard: Exploring Treasures at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

    Collecting.

    Whether we’re professional curators or not, we all do it. Some people collect art or stamps, and sometimes even more eclectic items, while other’s curatorial pursuits find them invested in America’s favorite pastime: baseball.

    At the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY, the hobbyist will mesh with the curator in the Hall of Fame’s upcoming exhibition, Shoebox Treasures, opening next spring. Shoebox Treasures will take a deeper exploratory dive into the hobby of collecting baseball cards, examining the history, tradition, and design evolution of cards.

    Read more >>>

    Letters from Erika

    MANY Brings the Smithsonian Institution's Museums on Main Street Exhibition Program to New York State

    Are you inland or coastal? Do you travel on, in, along, around, or over? What do you celebrate at the shoreline?

    I am very pleased to announce that the Museum Association of New York (MANY) will be the organizational partner for the state-wide tour of the Smithsonian Museum’s Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibition. Museum on Main Street (MoMS) exhibitions are designed to inspire dialogue, connect communities, and open doors to new programming through an expertly designed traveling exhibit. MANY is delighted to help build the capacity of our state’s museums and cultural heritage organizations by bringing this national program to our state as we celebrate the Erie Canal Bicentennial. The exhibition and programs produced across the state about our waters will tie stories about New York’s history, art, and culture to the story of our nation and our world.

    Read more >>>
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    Want to be featured on our Instagram? Direct message photos and suggestions to @nysmuseums or email them to sheikkinen@nysmuseums.org.

    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for even more great content about NYS museums!


    Museums in the News

    Museum Marketing - Beyond Cultural and Heritage Tourism - Break the Ice Media
    Nicole Mahoney from Break the Ice Media reflected on the conversations she had with attendees of MANY's Annual Conference this April in Rochester in her latest blog post. Read more here at the link above.

    Nights at the Museum: When the Met Became a Movie Studio - New York Times
    Have you ever thought about the work that goes into filming movies in our most treasured cultural institutions? Learn more in this great story by the New York Times' contributor, James Barron.

    "Under One Roof," At NYC's Tenement Museum - CBS News
    Dustin Stephens explored the impact of the newest exhibition at the Tenement Museum in New York City in this piece from CBS News. The exhibit recreated the apartments in a single building working-class immigrants lived in between 1863 and 2014. 

    Dia:Beacon at 15: How the arts institution shaped the Hudson Valley - Curbed
    Happy belated 15th birthday to our friends at Dia:Beacon! Learn more about the history of Dia in this great write-up from Curbed's Zoe Rosenburg. 

    Floating GlassBarge brings glassmaking to the waters of Troy - Times Union
    Has the Corning Museum of Glass' latest water-dwelling project docked in your city yet? We were lucky enough to catch a demonstration while the GlassBarge was in Troy. Read more in this wonderful story from the Times Union's Leigh Hornbeck. 

    New York's First Candy Museum To Open in Early 2019 - Forbes
    Calling all museum lovers with a sweet tooth! Check out this write-up on the latest niche museum to open up in New York City, by Forbes' Eustacia Huen. 


    Member News

    AI for Museum Websites Improves User Experience
    By: Richard Stone, Trajectory Sports & Media Group, LLC

    New Display at the National Bottle Museum
    By: Gary Moeller, National Bottle Museum

    Highlights from May Member News:

    At the Table and Off the Menu: The Role for Museums in Public Policy 
    By: Conner Wolfe, Conner Wolf Consulting

    GlassBarge: Celebrating 150 Years of Glassmaking in Corning, NY 
    By: Amanda Sterling, Corning Museum of Glass


    From Our Sponsors

    Frameless Technologies creates Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) experiences for marketing, exhibits and education. We specialize in 360/VR Video, Virtual Tours, Interactive VR Experiences, AR Experiences, 3D Artifact Scanning/Volumetric Photography and 360-degree Drone photos/video. We offer the latest technology and create content for use across multiple platforms. Technical support is included with all projects. We welcome the opportunity to discuss project ideas and provide free estimates. Please contact Michaela: mgaaserud@framelesstechnologies.com or visit www.framelesstechnologies.com.

    Orpheo is a 20 year old company focusing on audio and multi media guide solutions. We equip devices including Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, 9/11 Memorial, and Grand Central Station in NY ​and many other high profile global portfolio locations. Let us design self guided or guided tours, content creation, smartphone apps, multimedia installations, and Virtual and Augmented Reality. Revenue share agreements welcomed! We design our own equipment and service them in New York. Learn more on their website


    Save the Date!

    Author & Baseball Historian David Rapp @ Rensslaer County Historical Society (RCHS)
    June 29, 5pm-8pm
    More info here.

    2nd Annual Caribbean Cocktail Party @ Eastville Historical Society
    July 5, 5pm-7pm
    More info here

    Grave Matters Cemetery Preservation Workshop w/ the Western NY Association of Historical Agencies (WNYAHA)
    July 26, 2018, 9am-4pm
    More info here

    English Country Dancing w/ Don Bell for July Troy Night Out @RCHS
    July 26, 2018, 5pm-8pm
    More info here.

    Working Like a Dog at Genesee Country Village & Museum
    August 26, 2018, 9am-4pm
    More info here

    The Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore: Leaders Define Leadership
    September 26-28, 2018
    More info here

    See our Exhibitions & Events Forum for more upcoming events in New York State!


    Want to be featured in next month's newsletter?
    Here's how:

    1. Do you have a suggestion for what our Marketing & Social Media Coordinator should feature in the next newsletter? Send all article ideas, photos, and upcoming events to Sarah Heikkinen (sheikkinen@nysmusems.org) with the words "MANY Newsletter" in the subject line. Keep our three main issues in mind when you're brainstorming ideas: Resources, Community, and Exhibitions & Collections.
    2. Publish your stories to the Member News blog and any announcements to the Member News Forum and the Exhibitions & Events Forum.
    3. Tag @nysmuseums in your posts on Twitter and Instagram.

    Are you interested in becoming an industry-level sponsor of This Month in NYS Museums? Email info@nysmuseums.org to find out how!



  • May

    May 30, 2018 10:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear MANY members,

    I am excited to welcome you to our new e-newsletter, This Month in NYS Museums. With 560 individual, organizational, and industry members and growing, we have a lot of great stories to share. Each month, we will feature original reporting by our Marketing and Social Media Coordinator, Sarah Heikkinen. Her articles will share the work of three MANY member’s programs and achievements with three themes:

    • how museums are growing institutional resources, including welcoming new staff and board members and securing funding for projects
    • how museums are working with their community and visitors;
    • and how we use our exhibitions and collections in new ways.

    For this issue, Sarah has written about the Lakes to Locks Passage Canal Community Roundtables, how the Preservation League’s Seven to Save program will help the Shaker Heritage Society preserve their unique collection of buildings, and how the property the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum received from the Dyson Foundation will support their expansion into a science learning campus.

    Five months ago, we launched a new website linked to our communications platforms with forums designed for members to share information about programs, exhibitions, achievements and events. Only MANY members can post to the forums, but they are open to by read by all of our stakeholders. Posts are welcome from individual as well as organizational members, both of whom can post about their work in the forum.

    We have so much to learn from the great work we are all doing. I will share my experiences and contribute something I have learned to the newsletter each month. Enjoy the newsletter, post something to the member forum, and join us for the re-launch of the Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore (registration opens June 1, 2018), for our professional development workshops, and for our MANY Meet-Ups in your region this fall.

    With sincerest thanks for all of your support,


    Erika Sanger
    Executive Director, MANY


    From Our News Section 

    Resources

    Chasing Opportunities: Developing Bold Plans at the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
    Over the next three years, the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (MHCM) in Poughkeepsie, NY will be developing and building an exciting and bold new museum campus along the city’s waterfront. 
    “It feels like the stars are aligning,” says Lara Litchfield-Kimber, Executive Director of the MHCM.

    The expanded campus, “The Museums at Upper Landing,” will be built on the Upper Landing Property, which currently includes a pocket park along Poughkeepsie’s northern waterfront and will eventually be home to four museums, including the Children’s Museum, which borders the property.

    Read more >>

    Community

    Real Stories from Real People: Rediscovering the Communities of the Champlain Canal

    Members of the Capital Region community gathered in Waterford on May 4 for the first of a series of four roundtable programs celebrating the history of the Champlain Canal and the communities who helped build it.

    Organized by Lakes to Locks Passage, Inc., the programs were facilitated to not only raise awareness of the vibrant history of canals in New York, but to encourage museum professionals to collaborate with their communities and develop engaging experiences for visitors. Attendees of the Waterford workshop included local town historians, representatives from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, and Waterford history buffs.

    Read more >>

    Exhibitions & Collections

    Movers and Shakers: Preserving Historical Collections in the Capital Region

    With historic buildings that make up a broad collection of the simplistic architecture of a nearly forgotten religious group, an herb garden and orchard filled with crops grown since the 18thcentury, and hiking trails across acres and acres of original pastural land, the Watervliet Shaker National Historic District presents a unique opportunity for visitors to gain a deeper appreciation for an often-ignored aspect of American history.

    “You really can equate Shakers with the concept of Americana,” says Starlyn D’Angelo, Executive Director of the Albany Shaker Heritage Society. D’Angelo is currently partnering with the Preservation League of New York State to draw statewide attention to the Shaker Heritage Society and the surrounding historic district. The Shaker’s tremendous influence on American culture, D’Angelo says, is why it’s imperative that the historic district is protected.

    Read more >>

    Letters from Erika

    Get Out and Talk to Strangers: Lessons from AAM 2018 in Phoenix

    I grew up in New York City playing on blacktop surfaces and walking along rivers bounded by concrete walls. I now live in a 200-year-old farm house on three acres of land adjacent to a “kill,” in a county with a population of less than 160,000 people. Learning the names of plants and trees does not come easily - Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory would place my skill set firmly in the visual-spatial category. Activities that call upon naturalistic intelligence can be a challenge.

    Read more >>


    #ICYMI - MANY on Instagram



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    Museums in the News

    Small Upstate NY Museum Gets $100K Matching Gift From Donor - US News
    Officials at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls say a regional benefactor who wants to remain anonymous says every dollar donated to the art museum through the end of June will be matched, up to $100,000. Learn more about this incredible gift at the link above.

    Museum Series Part 1: Knowing Your Audience - Destination on the Left
    In this episode of Destination on the Left, a Break the Ice Media podcast, host Nicole Mahoney talks with Rob Cassetti, Corning Museum of Glass, and Tom SchulerMetropolitan Museum of Art about how museums can better understand their audiences. Listen to part two and part three next!

    Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" Exhibition - Vogue
    The new Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibition, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” opened on Thursday, May 10. Learn more about why the Met's latest exhibition is impressive in this wonderful write-up from Vogue's Steff Yotka. 

    LACMA and Arizona State University Team Up for a New Grad Program Aimed at Diversifying Museum Leadership - artnet
    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Arizona State University are teaming up to establish a new master’s program aimed at bringing more curators of color into the profession. ArtNet's Henri Neuendorf tells us why this matters in this May 9 article. 

    So You Want to Date a New York Museum? - The New Yorker
    In this Shouts & Murmurs piece, Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead hilariously imagine what it would be like to date New York City museums (if they were sentient beings, of course).  


    Member News

    At the Table and Off the Menu: The Role for Museums in Public Policy
    By: Conner Wolfe, Conner Wolf Consulting

    GlassBarge: Celebrating 150 Years of Glassmaking in Corning, NY
    By: Amanda Sterling, Corning Museum of Glass

    Tonto, Teepees, & Totem Poles Exhibit Takes a New Look at Stereotypes
    By: Stephanie Shultes, Iroquois Indian Museum

    Exhibition: Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth at the Derfner Judaica Museum
    By: Emily Leary, Derfner Judaica Museum

    Tri-County Trivia Tournament Scheduled for June 5th
    By: Samantha Hall-Saladino, Albany County Historical Assocation


    Save the Date!

    Gallery "Walk and Talk" @ the Oneida County History Center
    June 4, 6:00pm
    More info here

    1st Annual Tri-County Triva @ the Joseph E. Zaloga American Legion Post
    June 5, 6:30-8:30pm
    Register your team here.
    Hosted by the Albany County Historical Association, Rensselaer County Historical Society, and Schenectady County Historical Society.
    More info here

    "From Cyde to Buffalo" & "In the Footsteps of John Muir" Opening Reception @ the Erie Canal Museum
    June 12, 5:00-7:00pm
    More info here

    Albany's Hidden Underground Railroad History: A Walking Tour
    @ Albany Visitors Center
    June 17, 1:00-2:30pm
    More info here.
    Hosted by the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region.

    1812 Weekend @ Genesee Country Village & Museum
    June 23-24, 10:00-4:00pm (both days)
    More info here

    Warm Up 2018 @ Museum of Modern Art
    June 30, 12:00pm
    More info here

    See our Exhibitions & Events Forum for more upcoming events in New York State!


    Want to be featured in next month's newsletter?
    Here's how:

    1. Do you have a suggestion for what our Marketing & Social Media Coordinator should feature in the next newsletter? Send all article ideas, photos, and upcoming events to Sarah Heikkinen (sheikkinen@nysmusems.org) with the words "MANY Newsletter" in the subject line. Keep our three main issues in mind when you're brainstorming ideas: Resources, Community, and Exhibitions & Collections.
    2. Publish your stories to the Member News blog and any own announcements to the Member News Forum and the Exhibitions & Events Forum.
    3. Tag @nysmuseums in your posts on Twitter and Instagram.

    From Our Sponsors


    Orpheo is a 20 year old company focusing on audio and multi media guide solutions. We equip devices including Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, 9/11 Memorial, and Grand Central Station in NY ​and many other high profile global portfolio locations. 
    Let us design self guided or guided tours, content creation, smartphone apps, multimedia installations, and Virtual and Augmented Reality. Revenue share agreements welcomed! We design our own equipment and service them in New York. Learn more about what Orpheo can offer you on their website.


    Are you interested in becoming an industry-level sponsor of This Month in NYS Museums? Email info@nysmuseums.org to find out how!


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