Meet Ups

Join us to network with members, guests, and colleagues, learn about advocacy initiatives, and discuss current issues.

This year’s Meet Up discussion theme is “What Comes Next?”

In partnership with our host sites, we will be offering special tours, demonstrations, and workshops. We look forward to seeing all of our members and guests this fall. 

Our Thanks to our Meet Up sponsors this fall including all of our host sites, Humanities New York, Edison Price Lighting, Hadley Exhibits, ADWorkshop, Great Camp Sagamore, and the Albany County Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

 

Edison Price Lighting

September 6, 2017

4:00 - 5:30 PM “LED as IoT” tour/workshop ($25 donation collected on site)

5:30 - 7:30 PM Meet Up and Reception 

 

Take a tour through Edison Price Lighting’s gallery (http://www.epl.com/gallery/) and learn about new lighting capabilities, including controlling features wirelessly, reporting for energy rebates, and sending push notifications. You cannot miss this 1 CEU credit American Institute of Architects approved workshop if you are looking to improve your gallery's efficiency and visitor experience. Space is limited.

 

Join us at 5:30 for light refreshments and a fun networking opportunity to discuss field-wide issues with members, guests, and colleagues. 

 

Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/pKX3m99JA2OGR7e92

 

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum 

September 7, 2017

2:30 - 4:00 PM Archival storage tour 

4:00 - 6:00 PM Meet Up and Reception 

 

Enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum archives! On this tour, you will hear little known stories about Hall of Famers and learn about the greatest collection of baseball artifacts in the world. Space is limited. 

 

Join us at 4:00 for light refreshments and an open discussion about the field-wide issues and fun networking opportunity with members, guests, and colleagues. 

 

Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/vwl5MQZTX7W5BfAG2

 

 

 

The Strong National Museum of Play  

September 12, 2017

Workshops (select one)

3:30 – 5:00 PM Engaging Communities with Humanities NY 

3:30 - 5:00 PM Engaging Audiences with Self-Guided Mobile Apps 

 

5:00 - 7:00 PM Meet Up and Reception

 

Engaging Communities with Humanities NY

Humanities New York presents information about HNY programs and grants, recent examples of creative projects, and grant-writing tips for museums. Following the presentation, participants will work with a partner on a program design activity. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to discuss a potential public-facing project. Projects that reach audiences with fewer opportunities to access educational programming are encouraged, but all ideas are welcome. Space is limited. 

Engaging Audiences with Self-Guided Mobile Apps 

Learn how The Strong developed self-guided museum experiences to connect adult audiences with their collections and mission. Staff will discuss business strategy; Marketing, Collections, and Exhibit Team collaborations’ content development; mobile app selection; and audience engagement.

 

CJoin us at 5:00 for light refreshments and a fun networking opportunity to discuss field-wide issues with members, guests, and colleagues.

 

Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/3gHtWVcdfEXH9MPD2

Please choose one workshop and/or join us for the Meet Up

 

FDR Presidential Library & Museum

September 19, 2017

3:30 - 5:00 PM Tour of IMAGES OF INTERNMENT Exhibition 

5:00 - 7:00 PM Meet Up and Reception 

 

Enjoy an exclusive tour of the FDR Presidential Library & Museum’s current special exhibition, “IMAGES OF INTERNMENT: THE INCARCERATION OF JAPANESE AMERICANS DURING WORLD WAR II”. After the tour, attendees can independently tour the museum’s 12,000 square foot permanent exhibition. Space is limited.

 

Join us at 5:00 for light refreshments and a fun networking opportunity to discuss field-wide issues with members, guests, and colleagues.

 

Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/TYDfbuciMVDIMzxk2

 

 

 

The Wild Center

October 2, 2017

3:30 PM Tour of iForest and Wild Center current exhibitions

4:30 PM ADWorkshop Virtual Reality Demonstration

5:00 - 7:00 PM Meet Up and Reception

 

Enjoy an exclusive tour of the Wild Center's new exhibitions, get a sneak peek at ADWorkshop's new virtual reality experience and join us in the Great Hall at 5 for light refreshments and an open discussion about the field-wide issues and fun networking opportunity with members, guests, and colleagues. Space is limited.

 

Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/LfjsTwpQcIkvrqmz2

 

Corning Museum of Glass & The Rockwell Museum 

October 11, 2017

3:45 - 4:30 PM Fun with Glass Workshop at Corning Museum of Glass ($12 workshop fee collected on site) 

5:00 - 7:00 PM Meet Up at The Rockwell Museum's Regional Museum Staff Reception

 

Come to the Corning Museum of Glass and have fun in the studio making your own sandblasted drinking glass to bring home that day! Space is limited.

 

Join museum colleagues, MANY members, and special guests at 5:00 for The Rockwell Museum's Regional Museum Staff Reception. Everyone is welcome for an evening of conversation and professional networking. Meet Brian Lee Whisenhunt, The Rockwell’s new Executive Director, while enjoying refreshments and exploring many artworks recently acquired to The Rockwell’s permanent collection.  

 

Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/yBn5hBv12FCpumD22

 


 

Roberson Museum and Science Center

October 12, 2017

10:30 – 12:00 PM Engaging Communities with Humanities NY

12:00 - 1:30 PM Meet Up and Catered Lunch Reception ($10 for lunch collected on site)

1:30 - 3:00 PM NatureTrek and Behind-Scenes Tours 

 

At 10:30 Humanities New York presents information about HNY programs and grants, recent examples of creative projects, and grant-writing tips for museums. Following the presentation, participants will work with a partner on a program design activity. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to discuss a potential public-facing project. Projects that reach audiences with fewer opportunities to access educational programming are encouraged, but all ideas are welcome. Space is limited.

 

Join us at 12:00 for lunch and a fun networking opportunity to discuss field-wide issues with members, guests, and colleagues.

 

1:30 Enjoy an exclusive tour through Roberson Museum and Science Center’s newest immersive exhibition, NatureTrek. NatureTrek showcases Roberson Museum and Science Center’s extensive collection of mounted specimens and features five natural habitats characteristic of Upstate New York. In addition to this tour, visitors will also see the 1904 Mansion’s servant quarters and vault of mounted specimens. Space is limited. 

 

Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/HKJbVhUf7MAxcbSG3

 

 

Rensselaer County Historical Society 

October 17, 2017

3:45/4:00 – 4:30/4:45 PM Behind-the-Scenes Tours 

5:00 - 7:00 PM Meet Up and Reception

 

Take a tour through the 1827 Federal Style Hart-Cluett House. The four-story building is lavishly decorated with raffle flowers, acanthus leaves, and Ionic columns, and is one of only two intact Federal style townhouses open to the public as a museum. A tour not to be missed!

 

Join us at 5:00 for light refreshments and a fun networking opportunity to discuss field-wide issues with members, guests, and colleagues.

 

Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/YxJPBkRY6imIHPjg2

 

 

Vanderbilt Mansion, Museum & Planetarium 

October 23, 2017

2:00 - 3:00 PM Private tour of the Mansion ($25 donation collected on site)

3:30 – 5:00 PM Engaging Communities with Humanities NY 

5:30 - 7:30 PM Meet Up and Reception

 

Enjoy a private guided tour through the Vanderbilt Mansion and learn about life on Long Island from the Jazz Age through the end of World War II. Space is limited.

 

Humanities New York presents information about HNY programs and grants, recent examples of creative projects, and grant-writing tips for museums. Following the presentation, participants will work with a partner on a program design activity. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to discuss a potential public-facing project. Projects that reach audiences with fewer opportunities to access educational programming are encouraged, but all ideas are welcome. Space is limited.

 

Join us at 5:30 in the Planetarium lobby for light refreshments and a fun networking opportunity to discuss field-wide issues with members, guests, and colleagues.

 

Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/ZJzUeXkIIrqANlIC3

 

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

November 2, 2017

3:00 - 4:00 PM Tour of Albright-Knox’s Collection  

4:00 - 6:00 PM Meet Up and Reception 

 

Tour of one of the world's most extraordinary collections of modern and contemporary art including works of Van Gogh, Picasso, Kandinsky, and Pollock. Space is limited.

 

Join us at 4:00 for light refreshments and a fun networking opportunity to discuss field-wide issues with members, guests, and colleagues.

 

Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/ZUbnhZGqhiLNxiny1

 

 

 

Seward House Museum

November 9, 2017

3:30 - 5:00 PM The Essentials of Volunteer Management ($25 donation collected on site)

5:30 - 7:30 PM Meet Up and Reception 

 

Join the SHM staff and volunteers as they discuss the multi-year transformation of their volunteer program. The museum developed a method to measure community impact in the CNY region. Learn how your organization can flourish by investing in volunteer development, including incorporating volunteers in your strategic planning. Space is limited.

 

Join us at 5:30 for Finger Lakes wine tasting and seasonal nibbles for and open discussion about the field-wide issues and fun networking with members, guests, and colleagues. 

 

Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/YucW4T6zSWNNVVD72