May 28, 2015
Please urge your local Assemblymember to support A1019, sponsored by Assemblymember Aileen Gunther.  The bill creates the NYS Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Committee and has already passed the Senate where it was sponsored by Senator Betty Little.  The Commission will provide state-wide coordination for the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage and will allow New York State to properly celebrate this historic milestone.  Thank you for supporting this important initiative and thanks to Senator Little and Assemblymember Gunther for leading the charge!

Support Museums, Support the Museum Education Act

May 01, 2015
The Museum Education Act (MEA) has been introduced by Senator Betty Little, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Touris, Parks and Recreation and has been assigned the number S5001. We expect the Assembly to follow suit shortly and introduce the bill there as well.

2015 Annual Conference - Most Successful Ever!

Apr 22, 2015
This year's Annual Conference brought over 400 participants to the Corning Museum of Glass making it the largest MANY conference to date! Thanks to all who attended and helped make it such a giant success. Thank you also to the record-number of conference sponsors and exhibitors - we couldn't have done this without you. We greatly appreciate the support and hope to see you all for the Annual Conference, April 17-19, 2016, in Lake Placid!  

Landry and Bell Confirmed as Annual Conference Speakers

Jan 28, 2015
MANY is pleased to announce that this year's Annual Conference Keynote Speakers will be Gavin Landry, Executive Director of Tourism at Empire State Development (ESD) and Ford Bell, President and CEO of the American Allicance of Museums (AAM). Landry will present the Opening Keynote at the Lunchon on Monday, April 13, while Bell will close the conference with his address on Tuesday, April 14.

Statement from MANY Executive Director Devin Lander in Response to the 2015-16 Executive Budget

Jan 23, 2015
Statement from MANY Executive Director Devin Lander in Response to the 2015-16 Executive Budget Troy—The Museum Association of New York (MANY), New York’s only state-wide membership association representing museums, historical societies, zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums, views Governor Cuomo’s 2015-16 Executive Budget as a good starting point for ongoing discussions about the value of museums and other similar institutions to the overall State’s economy and quality of life.

Save the Date!

Dec 03, 2014
Museums in Action 2015, Corning, NY Annual Conference Mark your calendars for the 2015 Annual Conference! April 12-13 at the Corning Museum of Glass and The Rockwell Museum. Top 5 Reasons to Attend in 2015: MANY's 1st time hosting the conference IN museums

2014 Regional Meet-Ups - Come Meet Our New Executive Director!

Sep 12, 2014

New York State to Focus on its History for Tourism Efforts

Jun 17, 2014

Museum Association of New York Appoints Executive Director

May 06, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Museum Association of New York is pleased to announce Devin Lander as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective June 2, 2014. Devin brings years of legislative and advocacy work built on a foundation of museum and cultural heritage experience.

Museum Education Act Under Development

Apr 07, 2014
Throughout the 2014 NYS Museums in Action conference we had several opportunities to introduce the development of a Museum Education Act in New York State. Originally discussed in 2007, the Act will provide the financial support for museums and schools, across New York State, to create meaningful educational programs, facilitate teacher and student access to cultural institutions, and to strengthen the bond between New York State’s unparalleled cultural resources and its classrooms.