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Saturday, April 15

10 AM - 2 PM

Conference Registration: Open for Pre-Conference Workshop Attendees

Syracuse Marriott Downtown

Sunday, April 16

10 AM - 3 PM

Conference Registration and Information Table Open

Syracuse Marriott Downtown


Check in to receive your name badge, conference program, conference ribbons, tote bag, and other important information about the conference and Syracuse, NY. 

11 AM - 1 PM

Brunch at The Louise: A Transformative Gift for the Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art


In 2023, the Everson Museum of Art will open Louise, a new café named after artist and ceramics collector Louise Rosenfield. The café will be a unique culinary and design experience revolving around more than 3,000 pieces of functional pottery that Rosenfield collected from across the globe that will be used as the artists originally intended—for eating and drinking. Join Museum Director Elizabeth Dunbar and Curator Garth Johnson for a delicious brunch and learn how this transformational gift inspired exhibitions and museum-wide design changes.

$50 MANY Members; $60 Non-Members

Event is limited to 40 people; advance registration required.


  

Sponsored by Documentary Heritage and Preservation Society of New York and the Everson Museum of Art

12 - 3 PM

Exhibitor Hall and Silent Auction Open 

Finger Lakes Ballroom, Syracuse Marriott Downtown


3:30 - 5 PM

Welcome and Opening Keynote

Everson Museum of Art

"Where is the Love?

  How to Bring Justice to Museums"

Omar Eaton-Martínez

Senior Vice President for Historic Sites

National Trust for Historic Preservation




Sponsored by The William G. Pomeroy Foundation

Omar Eaton-Martínez

Senior Vice President for Historic Sites

National Trust for Historic Preservation

5 - 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Sculpture Court, Everson Museum of Art


Welcome by Elizabeth Dunbar, President & CEO of the Everson Museum of Art and Mara Manus, Executive Director of the New York State Council on the Arts.


Museum galleries will be open.



Supported by the New York State Council on the Arts


7 - 9:00 PM

Wine and Dine at the Persian Terrace

Persian Terrace, Syracuse Marriott Downtown

With its intricate ceiling medallions, mermaid murals, and glittering chandeliers, in the 1920s the Persian Terrace was Syracuse’s happening spot to dance and dine. Support MANY and support New York’s museums while enjoying a delicious meal with colleagues in the exquisitely restored Hotel Syracuse’s Persian Terrace.

Includes three-course meal and wine

$85 MANY Members; $95 Non-Members



Sponsored by Gaylord Archival


Monday, April 17

8 - 9 AM

Monday Breakfast: New York State Tourism Update

10th Floor Grand Ballroom, Syracuse Marriott Downtown

Ross D. Levi, Executive Director and Vice-President, New York State Division of Tourism, Empire State Development will share the ways in which I Love NY programs and staff are helping museums and tourism partners recover from pandemic related losses, share the progress we made together in the past year, and present opportunities for future marketing grants and partnerships.


Sponsored by I LOVE NY

9 AM - 5 PM

Exhibitor Hall and Silent Auction* Open 

Finger Lakes Ballroom, Syracuse Marriott Downtown


*Silent Auction will close at 4 PM

Funders Office Hours To Be Announced

Syracuse Marriott Downtown

Sponsored by Le Moyne College Arts Administration Program.

10 AM - 3 PM

Conference Registration and Information Table Open

Syracuse Marriott Downtown


Check in to receive your name badge, conference program, conference ribbons, tote bag, and other important information about the conference and Syracuse, NY. 

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break

Finger Lakes Ballroom, Syracuse Marriott Downtown



Sponsored by POW! Paul Orselli Workshop


12:30 - 1:30 PM

Awards of Distinction Lunch

10th Floor Grand Ballroom, Syracuse Marriott Downtown





Sponsored by Hadley Exhibits Inc.


3 - 4 PM

Coffee Break

Finger Lakes Ballroom, Syracuse Marriott Downtown




Sponsored by Syracuse University Art Museum

4 PM

Silent Auction Closes

Finger Lakes Ballroom, Syracuse Marriott Downtown

5 PM

Exhibitor Hall Closes

Finger Lakes Ballroom, Syracuse Marriott Downtown

6 - 8 PM

Night of Play

The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology

Love to learn about dinosaurs, science, and making stuff in a fun, engaging environment? Put on your kicks and sweats and join us for a Night of Play at the MOST! Tickets include all access museum admission including a National Grid ExploraDome screening, and dinner catered by the original Dinosaur BBQ.

$50 MANY Members; $55 Non-Members

Includes beer tasting by Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing Company


 

Sponsored by Aria Strategies and The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology

Tuesday, April 18

8 - 9 AM

Breakfast

10th Floor Grand Ballroom, Syracuse Marriott Downtown

10:45 AM - 12 PM

Closing Keynote Panel Discussion

"Change is Still Required: What's Next?"

10th Floor Grand Ballroom, Syracuse Marriott Downtown

A roundtable discussion focused on exploring issues in the museum field based on the recently published collection of essays in Change is Required: Preparing for the Post-Pandemic Museum.

Panelists

Shivkumar Desai

Grants Officer, Columbia Museum of Art

 

Kirsten McNally

Education Specialist, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

 

Meredith Sorin Horsford

Executive Director, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

 

Brian Lee Whisenhunt

Executive Director, The Rockwell Museum

 

Marsha Semmel

Principal, Marsha Semmel Consulting, Inc.


Conference Capstone Experiences

Showcasing Downtown Syracuse and the Erie Canal Walking Tour

1 - 3 PM

Erie Canal Museum/ Downtown Syracuse

Tours of Hoop Dreams at the Everson

12:30 - 2 PM

Everson Museum of Art

Tour Gaylord Archival Headquarters

Tours at 12:30 and 2:30 PM

Gaylord Archival

Tours of the Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center

12:30 - 4 PM

Note: This is the schedule as published on Monday, April 23, 2023 and is subject to change.

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Conference Cancellation Policy

If for any reason, MANY cancels the conference, we will issue you a full refund. 

If you cancel your registration before Friday April 1, that request must be made in writing via email to conference@nysmuseums.org. We will refund you the full amount of your registration, minus a $45 administrative fee

Refunds requested after April 1 will not be granted, including requests made based on absence due to illness, late arrival and/or weather conditions. No refunds will be issued on special event tickets (Sunday brunch and dinner and Monday dinner) at any point due to restaurants and caterers requiring payment in advance; you are welcome to give or sell them to a colleague attending the conference.

Please see your hotel confirmation email for your individual hotel reservation cancellation policy. 

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