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Access and identity WORKSHOP

Capital region


Mabee Farm (Schenectady County Historical Society), 1100 Main St. Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150


Thursday, October 24

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Registration: MANY members $35 // Non members $45 // Includes lunch


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9:30 AM 

Welcome by Mary Zawacki, Executive Director, Schenectady County Historical Society

10 - 11:30 AM 

Exclusive and Inclusive: Behind the Scenes Collections Tours for the 21st Century

Kathryn Murano Santos, Senior Director, Collections and Exhibitions, Rochester Museum & Science Center

Stephanie Ball, Archivist/Librarian, Rochester Museum & Science Center

Linda Saalman, Volunteer, Rochester Museum & Science Center

Behind the Scenes Tours hold the potential to educate funders and the public about collections stewardship requirements as well as build excitement for collection use and encourage institutional support. In this session, participants will work to innovate the Behind the Scenes tour model and document best practices.  

11:30 AM - 12 PM

MANY Update: Advocacy & Programs by Erika Sanger

12 - 1 PM

Lunch and Time to visit Mabee Farm

1 - 2:30 PM

Humanities NY Workshop

2:45 - 4:15 PM

Expanding Visitor Experiences: Engaging Tour Ideas for Historic Sites

Amy Hufnagel, Vice President, Interpretation & Engagement, The Olana Partnership/Olana State Historic Site

Allowing visitors to create their own narrative in historic sites has become an increasing trend.  How do we provide a compelling visitor experience that expands the diversity of the stories we tell?  Hear success stories from two house museums using new tour formats.

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4:30 PM All workshop attendees are invited to MANY's Capital Region Meet-Up.


Registration available here.


Schedule subject to change.

2019 Fall Workshops are sponsored by:



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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