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Partnership Forum - Capital Region

  • December 01, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Peebles Island State Park
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

10 AM – 4 PM

Peebles Island State Park Visitors Center

1 Delaware Ave, North Cohoes, NY 12047


MANY Members $25

Non-members $30

Registration includes lunch and museum admission.

Schedule is subject to change. Forum is limited to 30 people. Advance registration required.


10 - 10:15 AM


10:15 - 11:30 AM

Discovery and Storytelling in the Digital Age

Ben Smyth, Director, Urban Archive

Ivy Gocker, Library Director, Adirondack Experience

Ryan Perry, Digital Collections Librarian, Central New York Library Resources Council

Technology creates exciting opportunities for cultural institutions to connect and collaborate but most cannot afford to build or sustain repositories on their own. Our session will address this challenge by exploring collaborative platforms. New York Heritage Digital Collections, NYS Historic Newspapers, and Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative are collaborative platforms that enable cultural heritage institutions to share their collections online. The Adirondack Experience will illustrate the collaborative aspect of these projects by discussing their grant-funded project to digitize roughly 1,300 maps dating from 1703 – 2004.

11:30 AM - 12 PM

MANY Update: Advocacy & Programs with Erika Sanger

12 - 1 PM


1 - 2:30 PM

inHarlem and Beyond: Building Partnership through Community

Chloe Hayward, LCAT, ATR-BC, Manager, Education Programs, The Studio Museum in Harlem

Chayanne Marcano, Senior Coordinator, Public Programs, The Studio Museum in Harlem

Jennifer Harley, School & Community Partnerships Coordinator, The Studio Museum in Harlem

Junelle Carter-Bowman, Library Branch Manager, The New York Public Library George Bruce Branch

During this interactive panel discussion, professionals from both the Studio Museum in Harlem and The New York Public Library will discuss the role of cultural institutions within communities, and more specifically the dynamics between both institutions as it relates to the Studio Museum's inHarlem initiative. A moderated discussion will also include a moment for viewer participation using materials sourced from The Studio Museum, followed by an audience Q + A.

2:30 - 2:45 PM


2:45 - 4 PM

The Citizenship Project: Engaging Immigrant Communities by Building Partnerships

Samantha Rijkers, Senior Manager of the Citizenship Project, New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society offers free naturalization preparation classes through The Citizenship Project. Since its launch in 2017, over 4500 immigrants have participated. The key to its success have been partnerships with local community-based organizations (CBOs) and government agencies. Learn how your institution can build partnerships to engage your immigrant community.

MANY's COVID-19 Safety Policy for In-Person Events

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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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