Sonnenburg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Site
Hello MANY Members,
This Month in NYS Museum News brings you a new feature - profiles of Museum professionals who work in our state. We launch this new feature with Megan Eves’ interview with Josh Voda, Public Affairs Officer, at the NYC branch of the SI’s Museum of the American Indian.
We are frequently asked where museums can find funding for projects. The Coby Foundation is supporting textile-based projects across the nation and is looking to fund more projects in Upstate NY. Have some interesting items in storage? Open boxes, take a good look, and talk to Ward Mintz, the foundation’s Director.
Along with a new feature, you might notice a new design and take about 3 minutes to watch our second video, this one about the Water/Ways launch at the Erie Canal Museum.
We are especially proud of the Meet-Up and Workshop programs we put together for you for the fall. As we were putting the last pieces in place, I realized how fortunate I was to be able to visit each of the host museums and listen to all of the amazing presenters. As I approach my third anniversary as Executive Director of MANY, I want to extend my thanks to all of our members and supporters who have helped us grow and be able to share these amazing opportunities with you.
See you on the road!
Erika Sanger, Executive Director
Textile Research and Exhibition implementation Support Available from the Coby Foundation
Shelia Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism at the Everson Museum of Art. Photo by David Broda
The Coby Foundation has awarded more than $5 million to over 170 projects in its history in order to promote scholarly research about and exhibition implementation for textiles. While the Foundation has funded larger museums, it now wants to support smaller museums, specifically in Upstate New York. READ MORE
MANY Profile: Joshua Voda, Public Affairs Officer at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, New York
Joshua Voda, Public Affairs Officer at a museum staff event in the New York Museums' Diker Pavilion for Native Arts and Cultures.
Five years ago, Joshua Voda almost stared a career with the Internal Revenue Service, but but after serving for six years in the United States Air Force, Joshua missed public service. This past April, Joshua joined us in Cooperstown to attend his first MANY annual conference. We caught up with him to learn more about his journey to the museum field. READ MORE
EXHIBITIONS & COLLECTIONS
The Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street Water/Ways Exhibition has "washed ashore" at the Erie Canal Museum. All six host sites joined MANY in Syracuse to learn how to build this incredible exhibition. WATCH NOW
LETTERS FROM ERIKA
Tell Me Something Good
The Museum Association of New York Member Map illustrating our 650+members across all 10 Regional Economic Development Regions
I am taking the opportunity for this “Letter from Erika” for a bit of shameless promotion of MANY fall programs. I usually use this space to comment on trends and topics I find relevant and important to bring to the attention of colleagues. This time, they are one and the same. READ MORE
A limited quantity of printed posters are available on request to schools, museums, and other educational organizations at no cost. These posters are expected to be ready for shipping by Fall 2019. The poster exhibition in a digital format with printing instructions as well as a user’s guide with a checklist, mounting instructions, and educational resources will be available for download online soon.
Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. Museums can help with Census outreach by:
To have a Census table at the entrance or high traffic area.
Census Partnership Specialists present at museum events.
Print census message on the visitor entrance ticket.
Have a 2020 Census exhibition.
sus workshops at the museum.
Add Census in newsletters.
Host a 2020 Census job fair at the museum.
Send Census materials home with kids visiting from schools and have Census fun facts workshops with students.
Put a "Shape Your Future Starts Here" (2020 Census logo) banner at the entrance or ticket booth.
Send email remainders to members and local contacts to participate in Census.
To learn more about how your museum can help with Census 2020 learn more here.
Read the American Library Association's "Libraries Guide to the 2020 Census."
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