An Interview with Ron Chew

Jun 07, 2012
MANY Program Coordinator Joan Baldwin sat down with Ron Chew, our 2012 Museums in Conversation keynoter, to get his take on museums and their future.  Here's what he had to say: Ron Chew doesn’t talk much about the museum field any more. When asked, he says he works in health care. True, but not the whole story.

It's NYS Museum Week!

Jun 01, 2012

Webinar - Museum Business Planning: Balancing Mission and Market

Apr 30, 2012
Tuesday, June 5 1-5 p.m. (ET) Presented by the Museum Association of New York (MANY) and the Cooperstown Graduate Program's Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship in collaboration with the American Association of Museums Funded with a grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services Produced by LearningTimes Museums are increasingly feeling the pressure to operate "like a business" while retaining the values and priorities of a nonprofit.

NYSCA Funding Update: Correction

Apr 10, 2012
In a message sent to grantees from NYSCA, the following clarification was given regarding the $4 million increase to local assistance funding:

NYSCA Receives Increase in State Budget

Mar 30, 2012
The state budget, which has been passed in sections over the past three days, contains a $4 million increase in grants funding for the State Council on the Arts.

NYS Museum Week Kicks off May 31st

Mar 27, 2012

Your Salary & Benefits Data are Due April 30th!

Mar 16, 2012
Attention NYS Museums and Heritage Organizations!  More than 400 of you received two emails on March 8th with links to questionnaires for salary and benefits information.  Please submit this data by April 30th. Didn't receive the emails?  Having trouble accessing the questionnaires?  Please let us know ASAP at  We'll work with you to get you up and running.

NYS Museums in Conversation Conference Updates

Mar 16, 2012
Early Bird registration ends next Friday, March 23rd!  Haven't registered yet?  Well, don't be shy!!  Visit the conference website for information about all the great conversations we've scheduled, and updates on speakers and events. Albany's museums are opening their doors for you during the conference, so we hope you'll use the passport to visit many of them.

MANY-Museumwise Consolidation

Mar 16, 2012
Find an FAQ here about our consolidation efforts with Museumwise. As always, we welcome your questions and comments throughout this process!

Governor’s Budget: Status Quo for NYSCA Local Assistance, ZBGA, EPF

Feb 23, 2012
NYSCA’s funding for local assistance (grants) stays at last year’s level, $31,635,000, in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2012-13 budget.