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  • April 08, 2021 10:44 AM | Amy Kaufman

    We are delighted that Mariluz Hoyos has joined the firm as a Senior Consultant. During the last fifteen years, Mariluz has worked with a broad range of organizations including museums, university galleries, artist studios, and independent non-profits. Based in New York, she has managed exhibition projects implemented in thirteen countries and has coordinated teams with diverse specialties, languages, and cultural backgrounds. Most recently, Mariluz consulted for the Asia Society Triennial in New York. From 2005 to 2016, Mariluz oversaw the planning and implementation of large-scale exhibitions at Cai Guo-Qiang Studio. She was a Curator at Hunter College, Exhibition Coordinator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and has consulted on archival database development, exhibitions, and research assignments for Art in General, the Blanton Museum of Art, the Americas Society, and El Museo del Barrio. Before working in the arts, Mariluz was an economic history researcher in Colombia.

    Mariluz will be play a leading role in our work with The Africa Center, National Audubon Society, Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, the ongoing study for a new African American Arts Center in Hillsborough County, Florida, and an exciting new museum project coming soon. She can reached at mariluz@akculturalplanning.com.  


  • March 30, 2021 1:00 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    Ithaca, NYThe Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) is excited to announce the opening of the Daring to Dig: Women in American Paleontology exhibit, The exhibit has two components, a temporary exhibit at the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca until Fall 2021, as well as an online version that can be accessed anywhere in the world. The physical and online exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, March 27. 

    Early in the history of paleontology, the contributions of women were often in the shadows...A lot of the focus on the history of paleontology is on the sensational stories of larger-than-life male figures,” says Elizabeth Hermsen, Research Scientist at PRI, who has been working on developing the content for the exhibit. She says that she hopes that visitors leave the exhibit seeing the progress that has been made in the field as they compare the women and stories in the historical section of the exhibit with those in the modern section of the exhibit.

    Daring to Dig: Women in American Paleontology represents the history of women working in paleontology beginning in the 1600s through to contemporary times. It profiles some of the most influential women paleontologists, past and present, while looking at the broader social contexts in which they lived. The exhibit allows visitors to explore the lives of women paleontologists, learn about the prejudices they faced and still face today, and discover some of their greatest accomplishments. 

    Helaina Blume, Director of Exhibitions, turned to social media to request submissions from current women paleontologists in the field so she could share their stories in the exhibit. Many of the submissions were from women who recently received their Ph.D and grad students just starting their careers. “One of our goals with the exhibit was to inspire girls and women to get involved in STEAM and we believe highlighting mentors and role models can help do just that,” she says.

    The project began with the publication of a children’s book, Daring to Dig: Adventures of Women in American Paleontology, written by former PRI Director of Exhibitions, Beth Stricker, and illustrated by Alana McGillis. Through colorfully illustrated vignettes that are carried into the physical exhibition design, the book and exhibit show children that paleontology is a science for everyone, while also breaking down complex scientific ideas in a simple and fun way. 

    Beth Stricker says, “I hope that the exhibition welcomes young women and girls to the world of paleontology and shows them that no matter the subject or workplace—invertebrates or vertebrates; in the field, in labs, libraries, classrooms, or art studios—there’s a place for them. I also want them to realize that although much has changed in the sciences over the last few decades, there is still much to strive for. But no one is on their own. We are standing on the shoulders of these amazing women in history and standing together with the most diverse generation of paleontologists yet.”

    The physical exhibit will open to the public on March 27, 2021. Due to COVID-19, the museum is currently limiting the number of visitors at a time and encourages guests to make reservations online. Those who are not able to attend the physical exhibit can view the online exhibit at www.daringtodig.org.The online exhibit will also showcase a collection of biographies of modern women paleontologists from all across the U.S., as well as additional resources for further education. 

    This project has been made possible with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Endowment for the Humanities, BorgWarner, Association of Science & Technology Centers IF/THEN, Humanities New York, Community Foundation of Tompkins County, and the Paleontological Society. 

    About the Paleontological Research Institution 

    The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) pursues and integrates education and research, and interprets the history and systems of the Earth and its life, to increase knowledge, educate society, and encourage wise stewardship of the Earth. PRI and its two public venues for education, the Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center, are separate from, but formally affiliated with Cornell University, and interact closely with numerous University departments in research, teaching, and public outreach.

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  • March 05, 2021 10:11 AM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    2020 grants went from funding an exhibition of Black Dolls to making accessible the archives of famed textile designer Dorothy Liebes


    Archives of American Art caption: Dorothy Liebes surrounded by her textile samples. Date unknown. Courtesy Smithsonian Archives of American Art.

    The Coby Foundation, the nation’s only source of grants restricted to projects in fashion and textiles, has announced a special initiative for 2021. In recognition of the financial challenges museums and galleries are facing, the Foundation is encouraging applications for exhibition planning and implementation in its field that include a percentage of salary support for full- and part-time curatorial and collections staff who are engaged in the project. Potential applicants should visit the Foundation’s website, www.cobyfoundation.org , for more information.

    In 2020, the Foundation supported 16 projects for a total of $551,000. Among those were an exhibition, Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics at the Japan Society in New York. Boro (“rags” or “tatters”) are patchwork textiles hand-pieced by residents of Tohoku in the north of Japan’s main island, Honshu, who stitch remnants of used fabric into utilitarian items, including blankets, coats, and mittens ($25,000). The Foundation also gave a grant of $75,000 to the New-York Historical Society for an exhibition, Black Dolls, which will explore handmade Black dolls as artistic expressions and windows into critical issues of race, gender, identity, and the legacy of slavery. Black Dolls will present approximately 130 home-made cloth dolls made largely by African American women, primarily between the years of 1850 and 1940.  

    The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art received support for scanning and uploading the archives of designer Dorothy Liebes (1899-1972), who was called “the greatest weaver alive today” and “the greatest modern weaver and the mother of the 20th century palette” ($45,000).

    Among the funding the Coby Foundation gave for exhibitions of individual artists were grants to the Fiber Workshop and Museum for Samara Golden: Upstairs at Steve’s. As the Philadelphia Inquirer commented, “Using mirrors, artist Samara Golden has transformed an area that’s about the size of a studio apartment into an impossibly large and lofty landscape, littered with fragments of a life.” ($75,000)  The Yeh Gallery at St. John’s University in Queens received support for exhibition Azikiwe Mohammed: 11439 - 39202, featuring 30 new textile works by the artist that join the narratives of the Black, Brown, and marginalized peoples living between the zip codes for which the exhibition takes its name: Queens, NY and Jackson, MS respectively. ($12,500)

    Another grant went to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories, which will present bed covers made by African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans and European Americans, dating from the 17th century to the present and will examine distinct narratives embedded in each quilt and coverlet. ($50,000)

    Founded by Irene Zambelli Silverman in 1994, The Coby Foundation received its major assets after Mrs. Silverman’s death in 1998. The Foundation is interested in projects that combine excellent scholarship and effective interpretation. Projects may be in the arts or humanities, contemporary or historical, but all must have a public benefit. The Executive Director of The Coby Foundation is Ward L.E. Mintz. The Foundation welcomes inquiries for proposals. Consult the Foundation’s website at http://cobyfoundation.org/inquiry/ or write to Mr. Mintz at the following address:

    The Coby Foundation, Ltd.

    511 Avenue of the Americas, #387

    New York, NY  10011

    (ward@cobyfoundation.org)

    St. John’s University Yeh Art Gallery caption: Azikiwe Mohammed, Two Ladies Taking a Beach Break, 2017. Courtesy the artist and the Yeh Art Gallery. 


  • March 04, 2021 3:42 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)


    Glens Falls, NY – World Awareness Children’s Museum announces its partnership with ten schools and districts for a project titled “COVID-19 & Me: Changes in My World,” to document the pandemic through student-made art. This project is made possible by the generous contributions of Dr. Judith Mysliborski, The Touba Family Foundation, and Blick Art Materials, and is led by the museum’s Executive Director Bethanie Muska Lawrence and Curator of Collections & Exhibitions Russell Serrianne, with help from independent curator Jenny Hutchinson.

     

    Participating Schools:


    -       Governor’s Ranch Elementary School, Littleton, Colorado

    -       Midlands Arts Conservatory, Columbia, South Carolina
    -       Landmark School, Beverly, Massachusetts
    -       Hadley-Luzerne Junior/Senior High School, Lake Luzerne, New York
    -       Odyssey Charter Junior/Senior High School, Palm Bay, Florida
    -       Park County School District #16, Meeteetse, Wyoming
    -       Pascack Valley High School, Hillsdale, New Jersey
    -       Tséhootsooí Middle School, Fort Defiance, Arizona
    -       Glens Falls City Schools, Glens Falls, New York
    -       Hawthorne Christian Academy, Hawthorne, New Jersey

    The goal of this project is to document the pandemic through children’s eyes. Participating students will create and display art that allows them to reflect on and process their experiences with the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has made in their lives. The project will culminate in virtual and physical art exhibits, featuring new artworks created by students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade. At least 50 of these new works will be accessioned into the museum’s extensive International Youth Art Collection. All art submitted to this initiative will be featured in an online virtual exhibition on the museum’s website so students can see that they are not alone in their experiences with the pandemic. Participating schools and selected artists will be featured in a special magazine edition produced by the museum and available in print and online.

    “We believe that art helps us understand the world better and helps us process difficult times,” said Ms. Lawrence. “We hope this art project will help students explore and process the pandemic’s effect on their lives and see that, though they might be physically distanced from each other, they are not alone in their experiences.”

     

    About World Awareness Children’s Museum

    The World Awareness Children’s Museum has been a NYS Designated Charter Museum since 1995 with a mission to inspire curiosity and foster understanding and appreciation of worldwide cultural diversity by bringing our diverse world to children. Its collection is comprised of pieces from 140 countries including 8,000+ artifacts (fashion, musical instruments, dolls, toys, and other objects) as well as 7,000+ pieces of international children’s art. World Awareness Children’s Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, visit www.worldchildrensmuseum.org.

     

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    World Awareness Children’s Museum – 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 – www.worldchildrensmuseum.org


  • March 04, 2021 3:40 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    The New York State Archives is pleased to announce its Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) grants for 2021-2022. The new DHP Grant Guidelines and Application are now available on the NYS Archives website http://www.archives.nysed.gov/grants/documentary-heritage-program-grants.

    DHP grants provide financial support to non-government, not-for-profit community organizations including archives, libraries, historical societies, colleges and universities, and similar institutions that hold, collect, and make available historical records. 

    New in 2021-2022, DHP will fund projects that improve access to historical records including but not limited to digitization, conversion of descriptive tools for online access, community archiving, documentation planning, and arrangement & description. Also new for this cycle, DHP will prioritize projects that fit within one of the following topical areas: September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center; COVID-19 Pandemic; Social Reform and Activism; and Under-Documented Topics in New York State History. 

    Grants will be made in amounts up to $25,000. Application deadline is Tuesday, March 30, 2021 for projects to be carried out from July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022.

     

    For additional information and complete application guidelines, please contact the DHP office at dhs@nysed.gov, (518) 474-5393, or visit http://www.archives.nysed.gov/grants/documentary-heritage-program-grants.


  • March 03, 2021 11:43 AM | Megan Eves (Administrator)


    The Hart Cluett Museum located in downtown Troy in Historic Rensselaer County is pleased to announce its new Executive Director, Starlyn D’Angelo.  “After thoughtful consideration by the Museum’s search committee, the Board of Directors unanimously approved Starlyn’s appointment as Executive Director,” stated Mark D. Shipley, Board President.  “Star’s deep knowledge and experience in the museum field will secure our mission to enrich the present and advocate for the future by bringing the region’s past to life,” he stated.

    Starlyn D’Angelo, a Colorado native, relocated to New York to attend the highly regarded Cooperstown Graduate Program where she obtained a Masters Degree in Museum Studies.   She served in curatorial roles at several museums including the Old Stone Fort Museum and at the Shaker Museum Mt. Lebanon before becoming the Executive Director of the Shaker Heritage Society.  During her 15-year tenure there she oversaw many important projects including the exterior restoration of the 1848 Shaker Meeting House, stabilization of the 1915 Shaker Barn Complex, and the development of Virtual Watervliet, an award-winning digital reconstruction of the historic site.  Most recently, Starlyn served as Director of Philanthropy and Strategic Initiatives at the Palace Performing Arts Center where she led a successful new fundraising campaign and several community outreach initiatives.  Starlyn serves on the Board of the Museum Association of New York and is active on its program committee.  Her tenure at the Hart-Cluett Museum will begin at the end of March.

    Starlyn noted, “I look forward to leading this historic treasure and professional staff as we recognize every face and every story in Rensselaer County.”

  • March 03, 2021 9:32 AM | Megan Eves (Administrator)
    Museum's public farmers market recognized for helping to fight local insecurity during COVID-19 crisis

    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY / MARCH 2, 2021 The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (MHCM) has been tapped by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) to kick off its new Museums Mobilize initiative, which highlights the work of museums that are offering programs to serve children and families in their local communities during the COVID-19 crisis.

    MHCM’s Executive Director, Lara Litchfield-Kimber, will be featured in an upcoming Museums Mobilize webinar on Thursday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m. ET, along with leaders from Lynn Meadows Discovery Center (Gulfport, MS) and the Children’s Museum of the East End (Bridgehampton, NY). This discussion will focus on how museums have stepped in to help combat local food insecurity in their respective communities during the pandemic, and how this work intersects with the core missions of their institutions.

    In May 2020, at the height of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, MHCM learned that its Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market was considered an essential business and was allowed to open its season early. The farmers market played a pivotal role in connecting Poughkeepsie residents and families with fresh, healthy, locally-sourced food at a time when the local food system was severely disrupted.

    The Museums Mobilize Webinar is free and open to all – you can register here.

    The Association of Children’s Museums is collecting stories of impact from ACM’s more than 300 children’s museum members around the world. “For the past year, children’s museums have created and transformed their work to continue to support children and families, in the face of unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” shares ACM Executive Director Laura Huerta Migus.  

    The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum is currently closed as a precautionary step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market is now accepting vendor applications for its 2021 season, which will run May 3 though October 25. The Museum and its onsite Market are located in the heart of the historic waterfront in Poughkeepsie, nestled between two city parks, just steps away from the Poughkeepsie Metro-North Train Station, and the Walkway Elevator. For more information visit: mhcm.org


    About The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market

    The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market is a public farmers market that is managed by the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum as part of its Health & Wellness initiative. For more information on becoming a vendor at the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market visit: www.mhcm.org/visit/poughkeepsie-waterfront-market or email market@mhcm.org. For Market updates and events, follow the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market on Facebook or Instagram.


  • February 25, 2021 9:25 AM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    The COVID-NYC Documentary Project has built a digital directory of the many efforts to historically document New York City’s experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. Our directory is housed on the website of the Gotham Center for New York City History at the CUNY Graduate Center. 

    If you have a project to share, let us know. To create a consistent body of information, we have attached a short Word document.  Please fill it out and send it to GothamCenter@gc.cuny.edu as a Word attachment. 

    To give your project a compelling presentation online, please send us a digital version of your logo, a digital photograph of your institution, or a digital image of something that represents your collection in the form of a high-resolution jpeg. Please send this image in its own attachment separate from the above form.


    COVID-NYC Documentary Project Query

    Name

    Does your project have a name? If so, list it here.  

    Focus

    What does your project document or analyze?

    History

    Please describe how your project came to be? (Answer this as fully as you like.) 

    Collection

    Please describe what you have collected. Is your collection composed of oral histories, interviews, photographs, artifacts, written reminiscences, artwork, something else, or some combination?

    Form of Collection

    In what form are materials collected (digitized photographs, physical objects, digitized recordings, etc.)?

    Emphasis

    Is your project devoted to a specific neighborhood, borough, or group of people? If yes, please describe.

    Time Period

    What time period does your project cover—a period in the past, or does it continue into the present?

    Public Access

    Is your project’s collection or its findings available to the public? 

    If yes, and at a physical location, at what building or institution at what address?

    If yes and online, what is its URL?

    Director

    What is the name of the person, institution or organization that runs your project?

    Contact Person

    Name:

    Email:

    Telephone number:

    Website: 


    Learn more about the COVID-NYC Documentary Project: https://www.gothamcenter.org/covidnyc-documentary-project

  • February 04, 2021 10:57 AM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY), a joint program of the New York State Archives and the New York State Library, has secured a five-year contract to continue to deliver support and services to New York State’s cultural collecting institutions. With the program’s extension, over 5,000 organizations that safeguard New York’s historical records are eligible to apply for collections-related assistance and participate in education and training programs, free of cost, through 2025.

    “The State Archives and State Library are excited to continue to provide support services, assessment services, and training through our DHPSNY program, ensuring that repositories across the state continue to have access to the tools they need to preserve and make available the essential materials that tell the story of New York and its people,” said State Archivist Tom Ruller.

    State Librarian Lauren Moore also emphasized the importance of the program’s extension, adding that it builds on the State’s track record of supporting cultural organizations, “I am pleased that we can continue to offer valued statewide services to our library and archives communities. New York State has always been a national leader in providing preservation services and grants to our cultural communities and their stewards.”

    The new contract includes thoughtful adjustments to DHPSNY services and important COVID-19 safety precautions. In 2021-25, qualifying New York organizations such as archives, museums, and libraries are invited to apply to receive free virtual Planning & Assessment Services, including Archival Needs Assessments, Preservation  Surveys, and Strategic Planning Assistance. Often a prerequisite for grants and other funding opportunities, these services provide reports and recommendations that are designed to support New York organizations in improving and advancing program efforts while forming strategies for future growth and development.

    “In a world where budgets are ever more tight, where demands upon our staffs increase and personnel additions may be impossible, DHPSNY's reports and recommendations can prove the worth of archival and other documentary-related repositories to funding agencies as well as to our patrons, donors, administrations, and ourselves,” said Daniel DiLandro, New York State Historical Records Advisory Board Chair and Buffalo State Archivist/Special Collections Librarian, stressing the value of DHPSNY services.

    Application materials for DHPSNY’s Planning & Assessment Services will continue to be reviewed three times a year and can be submitted year-round on the DHPSNY website dhpsny.org. Applications to be considered for DHPSNY’s Spring Planning & Assessment Services Round are due Friday, March 26, 2021. 

    In addition to virtual Planning & Assessment Services, DHPSNY will offer a fifth service for institutions that need to invest in resource development and capacity-building before they can reasonably embark on implementing the more sophisticated recommendations that come with DHPSNY’s Planning & Assessment Services. Debuting in 2021, this service will have a shorter, less formal application and be offered on a rolling basis.

    In 2021-2025, DHPSNY will also continue to offer free education programs, including webinars and mentorship opportunities, as well as regular virtual networking events and online courses in place of in-person workshops. While in-person interaction remains limited due to COVID-19, DHPSNY will host virtual Community Conversations on a regular schedule. 

    Additionally, DHPSNY will continue to offer one-on-one technical assistance, provide web-based resources, and maintain the DHPSNY Community Facebook Group (bit.ly/DHPSNY-Community), which provides the stewards of New York’s history a safe space to unite to discuss topics of interest; ask questions, share learnings, and develop a network of peers.


    Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York is a collaboration between two long-running New York programs dedicated to service and support for archival and library research collections throughout the state: the New York State Archives Documentary Heritage Program and the New York State Library Conservation/Preservation Program. DHPSNY is supported by the New York State Archives, New York State Library, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA), and New York State Education Department. DHPSNY’s Strategic Planning Assistance curriculum was developed in collaboration with the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON).


    Learn more about DHPSNY and its programs and services at dhpsny.org. For assistance, questions about eligibility, or additional information, contact the DHPSNY team at info@dhpsny.org or (215) 545-0613 ext. 338.


  • February 03, 2021 11:07 AM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    Preservation efforts across 18 counties were selected to receive funding totaling over $96,000

    ALBANY, NY, 2/3/21 — The Preservation League of New York State and their program partners at the New York State Council on the Arts, Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, and Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area are thrilled to announce the recipients of their 2020 Technical Assistance Grants. During this grant cycle, 26 projects representing 18 counties across the state have been selected by an independent panel of preservation professionals. A total of $96,644 was awarded.

     

    The 2020 grantees are:

    1. Albany County, The Free School
    2. Albany County, Shaker Heritage Society
    3. Albany County, Grand Street Community Arts
    4. Cayuga County, Cayuga Museum of History and Art
    5. Cayuga County, Seward House Museum
    6. Chenango County, Chenango County Historical Society
    7. Columbia County, Millay Colony for the Arts
    8. Columbia County, Friends of East Gate Toll House
    9. Erie County, Preservation Buffalo Niagara
    10. Fulton County, Caroga Arts Collective
    11. Greene County, Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society
    12. Nassau County, Science Museum of Long Island
    13. Nassau County, North Shore Land Alliance
    14. New York County, Tenement Museum
    15. Niagara County, Acacia Park Cemetery Association
    16. Oneida County, Waterville Historical Society
    17. Putnam County, Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition
    18. Putnam County, Boscobel House & Gardens
    19. Rensselaer County, Media Alliance
    20. Schenectady County, City of Schenectady
    21. St. Lawrence County, Village of Potsdam
    22. Suffolk County, Hallockville, Inc
    23. Suffolk County, Town of Huntington
    24. Ulster County, D&H Canal Historical Society
    25. Ulster County, Women's Studio Workshop
    26. Westchester County, Committee to Save the Bird Homestead

     

    The Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) program is a regrant partnership between the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Preservation League of New York State. The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area has provided $10,000 additional support for the 11 projects within the National Heritage Area boundary. The three nonprofit projects on Long Island received Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation funds, totaling $10,320. The TAG program supports arts centers, historic sites, music halls, theaters, libraries, and other cultural nonprofit or municipal entities that steward historic buildings throughout New York State.

    With the announcement of the 2020 awards, support provided by TAG since its launch in 2012 totals $471,021. These grants have directly advanced the efforts of 155 preservation projects.

    “The League is incredibly proud to be funding so many worthy projects through our NYSCA-funded TAG program this year,” said Preservation League President Jay DiLorenzo. “The 2020 grant cycle represents the most we have ever awarded through the TAG program, both in number of projects supported and dollars distributed. This would not have been possible without the additional support of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.”

    “NYSCA is thrilled to partner with the Preservation League of New York State to support our state’s extraordinary cultural facilities” said Mara Manus, Executive Director of the New York State Council on the Arts. “By supporting New York’s cultural sites with crucial resources, we are responding to the challenges of today to best prepare for our State’s creative and economic future.”

    "The New York State Council on the Arts remains dedicated to promoting our State's rich history and culture through our partnership with the Preservation League of New York State,” shared Katherine Nicholls, Chair of the New York State Council on the Arts. “Congratulations to this year's Technical Assistance Grant awardees."

    “We are delighted to support this program,” said Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Executive Director Scott Keller. “TAG provides an avenue for us of evaluating and funding different projects that are important to our partners. Congratulations to all the recipients!”

    “The Preservation League of NYS's TAG awards are an invaluable aid to our historic stewards. They prepare them to better understand the needs of the restoration and renovation of their historic sites,” said Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation Executive Director Kathryn M. Curran. “Our partnership with the League helps these groups to submit stronger, solid applications to RDLGF for potential future support. I would also like to offer a special thanks to the dedicated panelists for their time and efforts in the review process.”

    The League and its program partners at NYSCA and RDLGF are also excited to announce the availability of Preserve New York grant funds. More information about this funding source can be found at preservenys.org/preserve-new-york.

     

    About the Preservation League of New York State 

    Since its founding in 1974, the Preservation League has built a reputation for action and effectiveness. Our goal has been to preserve our historic buildings, districts, and landscapes and to build a better New York, one community at a time. The Preservation League of New York State invests in people and projects that champion the essential role of preservation in community revitalization, sustainable economic growth, and the protection of our historic buildings and landscapes. We lead advocacy, economic development, and education programs across the state.

     

    Connect with us at preservenys.orgfacebook.com/preservenystwitter.com/preservenys, and instagram.com/preservenys.


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