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2020 Conference at a Glance

The Power of Partnership 

March 28 - 31, 2020

For thousands of years, people have come together in Albany to trade objects and ideas. MANY’S 2020 annual conference invites museum professionals to gather in Albany to explore and celebrate the power of bringing people together to advance our organizations, our field, and our missions.

Saturday March 28

10 AM - 4:30 PM

 at the NYS Museum

Folk Art Forum 

Saturday Pre-Conference Workshops


Lunch for Folk Art Forum and Pre-Conference Workshop Attendees

4:30 PM

Reception // Adirondack Hall,

NYS Museum

NYS Museum, Discover Albany

Sunday March 29

10 AM 

at the NYS Museum

Mentor Meet-Up 

Conference Registration Opens

11 AM

Conference Exhibitors Open 


Lunch for Conference Attendees 

1 - 2:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

3 PM

Opening Keynote

Hannah Fox, Director of Projects and Programs for Derby Museums

at Chancellor's Hall

New York State Education Department Building

4:30 - 6:30 PM

Opening Reception

at The Rotunda, New York State Education Department Building

7 PM

Museum Association of NY Dinner 

at 90 State St

NYSED, Discover Albany

Monday March 30

7 AM

Conference Information Table Opens

at the Hilton Albany

8 AM 

Breakfast // Hilton Albany Ballroom

MANY Business Meeting

Awards of Merit Ceremony

9:30 AM

Conference Information Table Opens // 4th Floor NYS Museum

10 AM - 4 PM 

NYS Museum

Conference Exhibitors Hall Opens

Coffee served in vendor hall all day

Exhibitor Bingo

Conference Raffle 

Silent Auction

10:30 - 11:45 AM

 Concurrent Sessions 

Noon - 1 PM


1 - 2:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions

2:30 - 3:45 PM

Concurrent Sessions

5 - 7 PM

Cocktails at the Corning Observation Deck

7 - 9 PM

Out and About in Albany

NYS Capitol Evening Tour SOLD OUT!

Beer Pub Trolley Tour

Evening Tour of the New York State Education Building

9 PM

Late-Night Trivia // Hilton Albany

Tuesday March 31

8 AM

Breakfast // Hilton Albany

9 AM

Closing Keynote

Robert Fields, Executive Director for Weeksville Heritage Center

Starting at NOON

Conference Capstones


Guided tour of the NYS Canal System

Behind the Scenes Tours of the New York State Museum

Creating a Dutch Colonial Heritage Hudson Valley Tourism Experience with Russell Shorto

Tours of 48 Hudson, the oldest building in Albany, the New York State Education Building and The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga

Ten Broeck Mansion, Discover Albany

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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