Awards of Merit

New York’s museums and heritage organizations are many and diverse. These institutions collect and interpret art, history, natural history, science, technology and culture. These valuable organizations provide opportunities for inquiry, engagement, inspiration and education about the state’s cultural and natural heritage.

The Awards of Merit program acknowledges outstanding programs and individuals who have made the state's museum community richer and more relevant. They reward the innovative efforts of staff and volunteers and they provide encouragement for the development of new and remarkable projects.

The Call for Nominations for contributions to the field in 2017 will be out soon! 

The awards will be presented on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the breakfast of MANY's annual conference in Rochester. 

If you have any questions about the Museum Association of New York Award of Merit program, eligibility, judging criteria or nomination procedures please call 518-273-3400 or email with any questions that you may have.