2011 Conference Updates

Sep 01, 2010
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Mid-Year Economic Report: The State of Museums in the Empire State

Jun 06, 2010
MANY's latest report details the results of our recent economic survey. Download Here (PDF, 97KB)

Cultural Community Rallies in Opposition to Governor’s Proposed 40% Cut to NYSCA – Here’s What You Can Do

May 19, 2010

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Announces Memorial Day Weekend Museum Admission Program for Service Men and Women and Veterans

May 17, 2010

2010-2011 MANY Salary & Benefits Survey Data Collection Begins

Apr 29, 2010
It’s time once again to gather salary and benefit data for MANY’s biennial survey. The survey questionnaire is now available at: www.manyonline.org/survey2010

2011 NYS Museums in Conversation Conference Heads to Buffalo

Apr 18, 2010
Mark your calendars for April 3-5, 2011, when NYS Museums in Conversation - the conference where YOU get to talk - heads west to the land of chicken wings, beef on weck, hockey and tons of great museums.

Roaring Success for NYS Museums in Conversation 2010

Apr 14, 2010
It takes months and months to plan and when it finally comes our time together at Museums in Conversation seems to fly by. More than 250 came together in Albany, April 11-13, to share and inspire each other. Our keynoters and session participants offered thoughtful discussions that kept conversations going in the hallways and over meals. "Best conference yet" was a repeated refrain. Our thanks to our conference partner, Museumwise, and to our keynoters, session participants, purchasers of raffle tickets, sponsors and exhibitors, and audience. It was a great event.

The First Cultural Entrepreneurship Institute

Apr 01, 2010
May 2 – 5, 2010, Cooperstown, New York A joint program of the Cooperstown Graduate Program and the Museum Association of New York. Major funding for this program was provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

New York's New Museum Property Law: Section 233-aa of New York State Education Law

Jan 24, 2010
This law gives the state’s museum community a process to establish ownership of undocumented collections, long-forgotten loans, and doorstep donations—property that has long been a burden for many institutions. New York is the 36th state to have a statute to this effect. Without the law museums and other collecting institutions were without clear, legal guidelines for making a claim of ownership for many objects that might have been deposited at the museum before procedures such as deed of gift forms and short-term loans were utilized. This law establishes a fair mechanism by which museums may resolve old loans and the ownership of undocumented property. Further, the law requires museums to offer their collection management policies to donors and it prohibits museums from using deaccessioning proceeds for anything other than acquisition, preservation and care of collections. This article summarizes the main provisions of the law and how you can put it into practice. This information is intended as a summary only. Anyone preparing to implement the provisions of the law should become familiar with the complete document and seek the advice of an attorney if they have any questions.

Taking Stock: A look at the economy’s impact on NYS museums in 2009

Jan 01, 2010
MANY's latest report documents an industry buffeted by financial crisis and growing demands for exhibitions and programming. Written by MANY program consultant, Joan H. Baldwin, Taking Stock is drawn from a year's worth of surveying covering the period October 2008 to September 2009. DownloadTaking Stock: A look at the economy’s impact on NYS museums in 2009