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    • August 28, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Utica Zoo, 1 Utica Zoo Way, Utica, NY 13501
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    Mohawk Valley Meet-Up

    Utica Zoo

    1 Utica Zoo Way, Utica, NY 13501

    Wednesday, August 28 2019

    5 - 7 PM

    Join MANY at the Utica Zoo for a behind the scenes tour, close encounters with animals, and gather together for a discussion about important issues and share information about upcoming MANY professional development opportunities. Please join us for light refreshments and time to network with Mohawk Valley colleagues.

    Admission free


    • September 04, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Ganondagan State Historic Site 7000 County Road 41, Victor, NY 14564
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    Finger Lakes Meet-Up

    Ganondagan State Historic Site

    7000 County Road 41, Victor, NY 14564

    Wednesday, September 4, 2019

    2 - 7 PM

    2 PM

    Welcome by G. Peter Jemison and Michael Galban, Curator, Ganondagan State Historic Site

    2:15 - 3:45 PM

    Humanities NY Workshop with Nicholas MacDonald, Communications Manager

    4 - 5 PM

    Tour Bark Longhouse and Seneca Art & Culture Center

    5 - 7 PM

    Reception with the Iroquois White Corn Project

    Join MANY for discussion about museums and community modeling best practices with the Seneca Art and Culture Center and the Iroquois White Corn Project’s decade-long community based project who work together to bring Iroquois White Corn back as a staple of the Haudenosaunee diet.

    Schedule subject to change.

    Admission free

    • September 11, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Explore and More, 130 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
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    Access and Identity Workshop

    Explore and More

    130 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202


    Wednesday, September 11 2019

    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM


    Registration: $35 MANY Members / $45 Non Members

    Includes lunch


    9:30 AM

    Welcome by Michelle Urbanczyk, CEO Explore and More


    10 - 11:30 AM

    How to Attract New Members and Keep the Ones You Have

    Becky Wehle, President & CEO Genesse Country Village & Museum

    Jeff Bagel, CFRE, Principal, eAdvancement Consulting

    Virtually all museums have a membership program, but some are more successful than others. Learn more about best practices in attracting new members and maintaining your current membership base from a living history museum and a consultant with extensive fundraising experience, then ask questions of your colleagues.

    11:30 AM - 12 PM 

    MANY Update: Advocacy & Programs by Erika Sanger


    12 - 1 PM

    Lunch and Time to visit galleries


    1 - 2:30 PM

    Direct Mail Fundraising is NOT DEAD


    Ken Meifert, VP Sponsorship and Development, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum


    While online fundraising continues to grow, direct mail remains an 

    important part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s fundraising strategy. Learn about the creative ways the Museum uses direct mail as part of multi-channel campaigns to boost response. The Museum’s development team will share their successes and their failures using direct mail for membership drives, annual appeals, capital campaigns, and special projects. The discussion will include design, copywriting, list selection and segmentation, and the importance of tracking and analyzing the results.


    2:45 - 4:15 PM

    Level Up: Using Institutional Values to Center Diversity/Equity/Inclusion in Museums and Cultural Organizations

    Erin Richardson, PhD, Erin Richardson Consulting

    Aria Camaione-Lind, Principal & CEO, Aria Strategies

    Meredith Horsford, Executive Director, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum


    This session addresses how cultural organizations succeed- and fail- at using their values as a spring-board for infusing diversity, equity and inclusion in their visitor-facing and internal operations. Institutional partners share how their organizations have reflected on their values, the community’s need, and taken action to provide access to New Yorkers in their communities.


    4:15 - 4:45 PM

    Grant Writing Tips


    Erika Sanger, Executive Director, Museum Association of New York

    Schedule subject to change.

    All workshop attendees are invited to MANY's Western NY Meet-Up following at 5 PM.


    • September 11, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Explore and More, 130 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14202
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    Western NY Meet-Up

    Explore and More

    130 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    5 - 7 PM

    We will gather together for a discussion about important issues and share information about upcoming MANY professional development opportunities. Please join us for light refreshments and time to network with Western NY colleagues.

    Admission free


    • September 23, 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Adirondack Experience 9097 NY-30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
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    North Country Meet-Up

    Adirondack Experience

    9097 NY-30, Blue Mountain, NY 12812

    Monday, September 23, 2019

    2:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    2:30-3:30 PM

    Behind the Scenes Tour of the Museum’s Collections’ Study and Storage Center

    with Chief Curator Laura Rice.


    4:00-5:00 PM

    Caring for Our Collections, Caring for Our Visitors.

    With Doreen Alessi-Holmes, Conservator, and staff from the Interpretation team: Cheryl Braunstein, Micaela Hall, and Stephanie Hample


    How do you care for objects? For people? The Adirondack Experience is re-focusing on both! Attendees will get an in-depth look at our diverse collection—from boats to fine arts to taxidermy—and learn about the science that goes into object conservation. Participants will hear about our strategies to better engage visitors; ADKX is sensory-inclusive certified and is renovating facilities for guests with sensory processing disorders and their families. Working with consultants, we have revised staff training to most effectively deliver our interpretive content and to better meet the needs of diverse audiences, both efforts supported by grants from IMLS and the State of New York.


    5:00-6:30 PM

    Meet-Up and Reception 


    Schedule is subject to change.

    Admission free


    • September 24, 2019
    • September 27, 2019
    • Great Camp Sagamore
    • 7
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    September 24-27, 2019
    Access & Identity 
    Leaders Define Leadership

    September in the Adirondacks is the best time of year to get what you need to succeed by joining us for the of The Museum Institute. 

    The Institute is the perfect place for emerging and established leaders to develop strategies to face new challenges. What you learn in this immersive, participatory program will help you effect positive change in your organization, your career, and your community. Learn from other leaders in the museum field who will share their experiences across a variety of disciplines to help create solutions, build audiences, and develop your institutional management skills. Session topics will include building cultural competence, supporting financial and human resources, enhancing board capacity, and creating professional communities.

    Registration for the four-day program includes evening events, three nights’ accommodations, and all meals: MANY Members $725. Not-yet members $775. Registration is limited to 25 people.

    We are pleased to announce that 2019 presenters will include:

    • Tonya Matthews, PhD, Associate Provost for Inclusive Workforce Development at Wayne State University
    • Erika Sanger, Executive Director, Museum Association of New York
    • Andrew Marietta, VP, Regional Development, New York Council on NonProfits
    • Garet Livermore, Independent Museum professional with 30+ years in the museum field
    • Sonnet Takahisa, Teaching and Learning Consultant, Arts and Cultural Strategies, Inc.
    • Bruce Whitmarsh, Executive Director, Chemung County Historical Society






    • October 15, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center, 25 South St. Auburn, NY 13021
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    Central Region Meet-Up

    NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center

    25 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    2 - 7 PM

    2 - 3:30 PM

    Tour Tubman House

    3:30 - 5 PM

    Tour Seward House 

    5 - 7 PM

    Program and Reception at the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center


    Schedule subject to change.


    Join MANY in Auburn as we tour the Harriet Tubman House and the Seward House Museum and gather at the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center for a discussion about important issues and share information about upcoming MANY professional development opportunities. Please join us for light refreshments and time to network with Central colleagues.

    Admission free


    • October 23, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The History Center in Tompkins County, 1110 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
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    Access and Identity Workshop

    Southern Tier

    The History Center in Tompkins County


    1110 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850


    Wednesday, October 23 2019

    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM


    Registration: $35 MANY Members / $45 Non Members

    Includes lunch


    9:30 AM

    Welcome by The History Center


    10 - 11:30 AM

    Collaborative Projects in Recording Neighborhood History

    John Diefenderfer, Archivist, Documentary Heritage Program, New York State Archives

    Daniel DiLandro, Archivist/Special Collection Librarian, SUNY Buffalo

    Natalie Milbrodt, Director, Queens Memory Project, Queens Public Library

    Panelists will discuss on-going efforts to create a more equitable historical record through innovative use of documentation planning, capture, dissemination and community archiving projects.

    11:30 AM - 12 PM 

    MANY Update: Advocacy & Programs by Erika Sanger


    12 - 1 PM

    Lunch and Time to Visit the museum


    1 - 2:30 PM

    Our Museum in Action: Engaging Hard to Reach Donors in Small 

    Projects


    Ken Meifert, VP Sponsorship and Development, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum


    Three years ago the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum launched a program called Our Museum in Action. Focused on small digital preservation and conservation projects, the program allows donors to contribute towards specific small projects and in many cases fully fund the project providing the donor with a sense of “ownership.” The Museum has successfully engaged new donors who were not previously contributing while funding important projects that would otherwise put a crunch on the operating budget. The presentation will cover what has worked and what has not since the launch of the program, and provide takeaways for you to launch your own Our Museum in Action program regardless of your organizations' size.  


    2:45 - 4:15 PM

    Finding Your Roots: Genealogy Tours and Tourism

    Rachel Dworkin, Archivist, Chemung County Historical Society

    Jonathan Palmer, Archivist, Greene County Historical Society

    Helping patrons with genealogy is the bread and butter for small historical societies. Helping visitors reconnect to their roots can expand our audiences and help generate community. In this session, we will discuss the institutional and wider economic implications of genealogy tourism.


    Schedule subject to change.

    All workshop attendees are invited to MANY's Southern Tier Meet-Up following at 4:30.

    • October 23, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • History Center of Tompkins County, 110 N. Tioga St. Ithaca, NY 14850
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    Southern Tier Meet-Up

    The History Center in Tompkins County

    110 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    We will gather together for a discussion about important issues and share information about upcoming MANY professional development opportunities. Please join us for light refreshments and time to network with Southern Tier colleagues.

    Admission free

    • October 24, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Mabee Farm, 1100 Main Street Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
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    Access and Identity Workshop

    Schenectady County Historical Society

    at Mabee Farm


    1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150


    Thursday, October 24 2019

    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM


    Registration: $35 MANY Members / $45 Non Members

    Includes lunch


    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.


    Schedule subject to change.

    All workshop attendees are invited to MANY's Capital Regional Meet-Up following at 4:30.



    • October 24, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Mabee Farm, 1100 Main Street Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
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    Capital Region Meet-Up

    Schenectady County Historical Society

    at Mabee Farm


    1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    We will gather together for a discussion about important issues and share information about upcoming MANY professional development opportunities. Please join us for light refreshments and time to network with Capital Region colleagues.

    Admission free.


    • October 29, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave. New York, NY 10028
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    New York City Meet-Up

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    3 - 7:00 PM

    3 PM

    Welcome by Thomas Schuler, Chief Government Affairs Officer

    3:15 - 4:14 PM 

    To Post or Not To Post: Social Media at The Met and Beyond

    Claire Lanier, Senior Manager of Social Media at The Met

    Social media – now a vital tool for marketing, communications, and audience connection – is a vastly and rapidly changing landscape. How do museums, big and small, adapt to new practices, ideas, platforms, and technologies while remaining true to our educational missions and audiences? Explore how The Met engages its followers in 5,000 years of art history, and learn a few tips, tricks, and best practices to take back to your cultural institution.

    4:15 - 4:45 PM 

    The Reinstallation of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Galleries and how government funding was secured for the project with Allysa Legamo and Tom Schuler, Frances Escano, Government Affairs Specialist, City Issues

    4:45 - 5:30 PM

    Galleries Open

    5:30 - 7 PM

    Reception

    Schedule subject to change.

    Admission free.

    • November 06, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Hofstra University Museum of Art, 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
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    Access and Identity Workshop

    Hofstra University Museum of Art


    112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549


    Wednesday, November 6 2019

    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM


    Registration cost: $35 MANY Members / $45 Non Members

    Includes Lunch


    9:30 AM

    Welcome by Karen Albert, Acting Director, Hofstra University Museum of Art


    10 - 11:30 AM

    Your Story, Our Story with The Tenement Museum


    Kathryn Llloyd, Director of Programs, The Tenement Museum


    Whose stories belong in museums? How do we open our museums to visitors’ and students’ stories? In this session, we’ll look at the Tenement Museum’s Your Story, Our Story initiative, an online exhibit and digital storytelling project that explores American identity through the objects and traditions in our lives. We’ll explore stories from the collection, consider our own stories and identities, and learn how museums can use the Your Story, Our Story initiative to open their collections to new narratives and underrepresented perspectives.


    11:30 AM - 12 PM 

    MANY Update: Advocacy & Programs by Erika Sanger


    12 - 1 PM

    Lunch and Time to Visit the gallery


    1 - 2:30 PM

    Is Your Museum a Destination?


    Bob Provost, President & CEO, New York State Tourism Industry Association

    Sara Poe, Vice President for Marketing and Communications, The Strong National Museum of Play


    How can your museum drive tourism and increase the economic impact of your community? What marketing tools can museums use? How can museums partner with their local tourism promotion agency to drive visitors to their organizations? Hear from industry professionals on how to make your museum a destination.


    2:45 - 4:15 PM

    Humanities NY Workshop, Scarlett Rebman, Grants Officer, and Preservation Long Island, Interpretation for Place Making

     

    Schedule subject to change.

    All workshop attendees are invited to MANY's Long Island Meet-Up following at 4:30.


    • November 06, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Hofstra University Museum of Art 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
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    Long Island Meet-Up

    Hofstra University Museum of Art

    112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    We will gather together for a discussion about important issues and share information about upcoming MANY professional development opportunities. Please join us for light refreshments and time to network with Long Island colleagues.


    Admission Free


    • November 13, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman St. Beacon, NY 12508
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    Access and Identity Workshop

    Dia:Beacon


    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM


    Registration: $35 MANY Members / $45 Non Members

    Includes Lunch


    9:30 AM

    Welcome by Tom Shannon, Director of Facilities, Dia:Beacon

    Vice-President, MANY Board


    10 - 11:30 AM

    Multi-Step Strategies for New Exhibit Funding, Design, Development and Production

    Peter Hyde, Owner, Peter Hyde Design

    Gary Urbanowicz, Executive Director, New York City Fire Museum

    Thomas Sullivan, Fire Safety Officer, FDNY


    How does an institution successfully fund, plan, design and produce a new exhibit when all the resources are not in place at the start? What if they do not have to be? The session will present strategies by the New York City Fire Museum for the “Fire Safety Learning Center”. 

    11:30 AM - 12 PM 

    MANY Update: Advocacy & Programs by Erika Sanger


    12 - 1 PM

    Lunch and Time to Visit the gallery


    1 - 2:30 PM

    The Present is Queer: Case Studies & Strategies for LGBTQIA+ Representation in Museums


    John-Duane Kingsley, Consultant, Twisted Preservation

    Zachary Bowman, Manager of Education and Visitor Experience, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

    Danielle Bennett, Independent Museum Professional


    Museum professionals identifying as members of the LGBTQIA+ community discuss successful models of LGBTQIA+ inclusion and representation within American museums. With examples ranging from contemporary art to heritage preservation, national best practices and personal experience will be leveraged for a conversational primer on engaging with the cultural legacy and demographic needs of the LGBTQIA+ community inside and outside the walls of your institution.


    2:45 - 4:15 PM

    Access to Art: Creatively Engaging Visitors with Disabilities at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery 

     

    Karen Duval, Access & Community Coordinator, Albright Knox Art Gallery

     

    How can museums create a more inclusive environment for all visitors and break down barriers to participation? From smaller adaptations like signage, to large scale building modifications, and customized programs. In this session, learn how the Albright-Knox Art Gallery uses modern and contemporary art as the impetus to creatively engage visitors with disabilities in Access AK programs.

    Schedule subject to change.

    All workshop attendees are invited to MANY's Hudson Valley Regional Meet-Up following at 4:30.



    • November 13, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman St. Beacon, NY 12508
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    Hudson Valley Meet-Up

    Dia:Beacon


    3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508


    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


    We will gather together for a discussion about important issues and share information about upcoming MANY professional development opportunities. Please join us for light refreshments and time to network with Hudson Valley colleagues.


    Admission Free


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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