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Erika Sanger
Executive Director

Sanger joins MANY after serving twelve years as the Director of Education at the Albany Institute of History and Art. There, she provided vision for the development of programs for adults, children, schools, and families, focusing on object-based learning and digital initiatives. She has led the institute’s “digital renaissance,” most notably with the launch of a new website and creation of interpretative strategies around hand-held digital devices and interactive media.

Sanger has gained her extensive arts experience through positions held at renowned institutions including the International Center of Photography, the Jewish Museum, the New-York Historical Society, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC. She served as Director of Development at Penland School of Crafts in Western North Carolina, where she was actively engaged in the region’s artists’ community, and participated in the design and implementation of campaigns for capital and endowment funds. She has also developed program assessments with Harvard University’s Project Zero, the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and with the education department at the University at Albany. Programs produced under her direction have received funding from major organizations, including the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities.

Sanger holds a B.F.A. from Clark University, in Worcester, MA, and an M.A. from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Rachel Bournique
Museum Association Administrator

Rachel is thrilled to be a member of the MANY team. While attending Siena College, Rachel worked with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a number of museums here in Albany, and Siena's McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution. She interned with MANY in 2014-2015 and found her niche working with the organization that represents and serves all museums, historical societies, zoos and gardens in New York State. Since graduating from Siena in 2015, Rachel worked at at the Hilton Albany as the Reservations Manger and Executive Meeting Manager. She looks forward to bringing a set of skills based in meeting management and corporate networking back to the Museum Association. 

Rachel holds a BA in American Studies and a Certificate in Revolutionary Era Studies from Siena College and is a candidate for a Masters in Public Administration at University of Albany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.

Emma Montross
Museum Association Intern

Emma loves museums! She is excited to help MANY and its members better the museum professional field in New York, and has previous experience in brand & communications and programming from New Haven Historical Society, Union College, Marist College Florence, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, and Museo Casa Buonarroti. She hopes to help MANY become better connected to its members through social media and online presence. 

Emma holds a B.A. in English and Art History from Union College in Schenectady, NY, and is a candidate for a M.A. in Museum Studies from Marist College Instituto Lorenzo de' Medici. 

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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