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Our Mission

The Museum Association of New York inspires, connects, and strengthens New York’s cultural community statewide by advocating, educating, collaborating, and supporting professional standards and organizational development.

Our Vision

MANY ensures that New York State museums operate at their full potential as economic drivers and essential components of their communities. 

MANY Highlights 2018 - today

2018 Launch of This Month in NYS Museums Newsletter

Relaunch of The Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore

Creation and implementation of a three year strategic plan

MANY membership crosses 600 organizational, individual, and industry members

Fall programming attendance increases by 20% from 2018

2019 Highest attendance at the American Alliance of Museums Advocacy Day from NYS museums

Conducted a statewide assessment survey of NYS museums; State of NYS Museums

Record breaking attendance at 2019 Access and Identity annual conference in Cooperstown, NY with 40% first time attendees

2020 2,128 people from 435 organizations from across the country participate in a 12 week Virtual Meet-Up series following the NYS on PAUSE

1,380 people from 392 organizations in 44 states including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada participate in 15 virtual fall programs

MANY awarded an IMLS CARES Act Grant–the second highest in the nation– for "Building Capacity, Creating Sustainability, Growing Accessibility" statewide project to support 98 museums 

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation partners with MANY to create the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History and grants $147,800 to 69 history-related museums with budget sizes under $150,000 

MANY social media reaches more than 15,000 followers across 4 platforms

MANY Membership as of november 30, 2020

MANY Organizational Membership

by Budget Size



MANY Membership by REDC Region



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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Troy, NY 12180 USA
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