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Dear MANY Members,

Welcome to the February edition of "This Month in NYS Museums." I wanted to start this newsletter with an update from the Museum of Chinese in America. MOCA has just learned that they will be able to retrieve the remaining 80% of their collection at 70 Mulberry Street. Recovery will begin next week.

Across the state, we spoke with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery about how they are continuing their mission and engaging the public during closure of the main museum campus during a two-year long construction project. 

We've also included a helpful guide to navigating the NYSCA grant application process for Museum Programs.

Next, we traveled to Philipsburg Manor Historic Site where historic sites shared success stories, resources, current projects, and shared challenges in the field.

This month's "Letter from Erika" reminds us how important it is to advocate for our institutions and the power that our voices can have. 

Lastly, please vote in our Board of Directors Ballot. Voting will be open until March 13. Please click here to to read the biographies of these accomplished and dedicated members of our field and vote for their election to the board. 


With thanks for your support, 


Megan Eves

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

 

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Exhibitions & Collections

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AK360 and Continuing the Museum Mission During Closure

Architectural rendering of the new 30,000 square foot addition to the 1962 building on the main Albright Knox Campus. Photo courtesy Albright Knox Art Gallery

Founded in 1862, Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery is undergoing a massive expansion project scheduled to finish in 2022. It is the third major construction project in the museum’s history. While the main building is closed, the museum has sustained its the engagement of its members and visitors with public art installations throughout Erie County, art programming throughout Western New York with their Art Truck, and the opening of Albright-Knox Northland, a new facility in Buffalo’s Northland Corridor.Founded in 1862, Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery is undergoing a massive expansion project scheduled to finish in 2022. It is the third major construction project in the museum’s history. While the main building is closed, the museum has sustained its the engagement of its members and visitors with public art installations throughout Erie County, art programming throughout Western New York with their Art Truck, and the opening of Albright-Knox Northland, a new facility in Buffalo’s Northland Corridor.

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Resources

Resource

NYSCA Museum Program Grants

NYSCA Grantee Map, (all grant recipients for all NSYCA programs)

In 2020, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) awarded more than $3.7 million in 132 grants to organizations from all 10 Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Regions in New York State for Museum Program Funding. Grant applications for 2021 are due March 12 by 4 PM. We are pleased to share some helpful tips from NYSCA to navigate the grant application process and examples from previous Museum Program Grantees to help inspire your institution as the deadline approaches.

In 2020, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) awarded more than $3.7 million in 132 grants to organizations from all 10 Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Regions in New York State for Museum Program Funding. Grant applications for 2021 are due March 12 by 4 PM. We are pleased to share some helpful tips from NYSCA to navigate the grant application process and examples from previous Museum Program Grantees to help inspire your institution as the deadline approaches.


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Community

Community

Collective Challenges and Coming Together to Tell the Stories of Enslavement at Historic Sites

23 participants from around the Hudson Valley, Long Island, and New York City gathered at the Philipsburg Manor Historic Site in Sleepy Hollow for an informal discussion about historic sites and the presentation of enslavement in the Colonial North.

Earlier in February, I traveled to the Philipsburg Manor Historic Site in Sleepy Hollow to join a discussion with representatives from 20 institutions led by Historic Hudson Valley about how they are telling the stories of enslavement in the Colonial North.

Earlier in February, I traveled to the Philipsburg Manor Historic Site in Sleepy Hollow to join a discussion with representatives from 20 institutions led by Historic Hudson Valley about how they are telling the stories of enslavement in the Colonial North.

Participants came from historic sites and museums in the Hudson Valley, Long Island, and New York City sharing  success stories, resources, current projects, and challenges across the sector.

Participants came from historic sites and museums in the Hudson Valley, Long Island, and New York City sharing  success stories, resources, current projects, and challenges across the sector

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Letter from Erika

Making the Case for New York's Museums

NYS museum delegates gather outside Senator Gillibrand’s office as part of Museums Advocacy Day with the American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

If you’ve attended a MANY program in the past couple of years, you have heard me ask you to reach out to your local, state, and federal legislators to let them know what resources you need to serve our communities, preserve and share collections, and sustain and grow the unique power that museums have to transform lives. I know some of us find it difficult to speak up and get loud enough to make a difference. Many museum professionals identify as introverts, while others may be uncomfortable speaking with people they don’t know.If you’ve attended a MANY program in the past couple of years, you have heard me ask you to reach out to your local, state, and federal legislators to let them know what resources you need to serve our communities, preserve and share collections, and sustain and grow the unique power that museums have to transform lives. I know some of us find it difficult to speak up and get loud enough to make a difference. Many museum professionals identify as introverts, while others may be uncomfortable speaking with people they don’t know.

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