August 14, 2017
Dear Members, Friends and Colleagues,
Register today for our fall Meet Ups and don’t miss these exciting professional development and networking opportunities!
Edison Price will be sharing their amazing new lighting techniques in their Long Island City galleries on September 5. The Baseball Hall of Fame will open the doors of their archives on September 6 for a special tour and reception. I’ll have room in my car for three MANY members on my drive from NYC to Cooperstown on September 6; anyone want a ride?
The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester is hosting two great workshops on September 12: Humanities New York will share information about HNY programs and grants and the staff of The Strong and OnCell will offer insights into the development of self-guided mobile apps. I am looking forward to seeing our Hudson Valley colleagues on September 19 at the FDR Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park. Their exhibition “Images of Internment” reminds us of a darker time in our nation’s past and helps us reflect upon how actions taken today resonate for generations.
Special thanks to our September Meet Up sponsors:
Registration is open for other professional development programs this fall including Greater Hudson Heritage's annual conference on October 10 at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson and the The Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums October 19-21 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Save the Date! for MANY’s annual conference in Rochester, April 8-10, 2018. We have a great program planned thanks to our Rochester program committee that includes staff members from The Strong National Museum of Play, George Eastman Museum, Genesee Country Village, Susan B. Anthony House, Memorial Art Gallery, Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester Museum of Science, Dyer Art Center, RIT, and Visit Rochester. Our call for conference proposal will be out soon after our Rochester Meet Up!
Other 2018 conferences that may interest you include the Small Museum Association Conference, February 18 - 20, 2018 at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland and two conferences in the Capital Region, the Empire State Tourism Conference, April 23 – 25 at the Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady (now accepting speaker proposals) and the New York State Historic Preservation Conference in April 26-28 in Albany. I look forward to seeing you along my travels.