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Our Mission

The Museum Association of New York inspires, connects, and strengthens New York’s cultural community statewide by advocating, educating, collaborating, and supporting professional standards and organizational development.

Our Vision

MANY ensures that New York State museums operate at their full potential as economic drivers and essential components of their communities. 

2019-2020

ADVOCACY

Largest number of museum advocates from any state at American Alliance of Museums' Museums Advocacy Day.

2019: 42 / 2020: 53

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

446 attendees at 2019 Access and Identity annual conference with 40% first time attendees

STATE OF NYS MUSEUMS

In 2019, 206 (15%) of NYS museums responded to a survey to create the State of NYS Museums report, the first statewide assessment report issued by MANY in 10 years.

PROGRAMS

2019: 453 people attended in-person programs,

a 29% increase from 2018

2020: 3,917 people from 799 organizations attended 31 organizations,

a 764% increase from 2019

GRANTMAKING

In 2020, MANY Partnered with the William G. Pomeroy Foundation to create The Pomeroy Fund for NYS History. 69 history-related organizations with budgets under $150,000 were awarded $147,808.

IMLS CARES ACT GRANT MANY Awarded $498,407

98 New York State museums and 203 museum professionals were selected to participate in "Building Capacity, Creating Sustainability, Growing Accessibility," an IMLS CARES Act Grant project designed to help museums impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic share their collections and reach audiences who cannot physically visit their museums. 

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MANY Membership as on December 31, 2020




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. 

265 River Street
Troy, NY 12180 USA
518-273-3400

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