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Central NY Partnership Forum

Syracuse University Museum Studies

School of Design, Nancy Cantor Warehouse

350 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

Monday, November 15

10 AM - 4 PM


MANY Members $25

Non-members $30

Registration includes lunch and museum admission.

Schedule is subject to change. Forum is limited to 30 people. Advance registration required.

Click here to register


10 - 10:15 AM Welcome

10:15 - 11:30 AM 

Partnering for Excellence: A Primer on Engaging and Working With Independent Museum Professionals

Aria Camaione-Lind, Principal + Chief Executive Officer, Aria Strategies LLC

Brian Lee Whisenhunt, Executive Director, The Rockwell Museum

Museums and cultural organizations are in the unique position of employing content experts, design professionals, community engagement specialists, authorities on interpretation and preservation, and myriad other professionalized staff. Yet...sometimes organizations need to pull in outside expertise to truly meet their Mission and Vision, and to leverage their internal resources. Independent Museum Professionals are an invaluable resource, but it can be intimidating to make contact, scope a project and negotiate contracts with them. This session will address the ways in which organizations can prepare for engaging IMPs, and successfully partner on projects with them.

11:30 AM - 12 PM MANY Update: Advocacy & Programs with Erika Sanger

12 - 1 PM Lunch 

1 - 2:30 PM

Podcasting for Cultural Organizations: A Crash Course

Laura Free, Host, Amended

Reva Goldberg, Producer, Amended

Are you curious about engaging your audience through audio storytelling? Is your museum interested in podcasting, but you're not sure where to start? Join the creative team behind Amended--a six-part documentary series about the diversity and complexity of the quest for women’s full equality in the United States--to learn about the process of developing, launching, and distributing a podcast. Using Amended as an example, this session will walk participants through the creative and practical considerations that go into podcasting. Presenters include Dr. Laura Free, host and writer; Reva Goldberg, producer, editor, and co-writer, and Scarlett Rebman, project director, Humanities New York.

2:30 - 2:45 PM Break

2:45 - 4 PM

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Education Experience: a mid-pandemic museum transformation

Vicki Reisman, Curator, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Maureen Mahoney, Development and Membership Officer, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

In 2018, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame set an ambitious goal to transform its Hall of Fame into a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience – in two years’ time. Led by Museum President John Hendrickson, the museum staff hit the ground running to create a new immersive Hall of Fame experience, complete with a 16-minute signature film, digital Hall of Fame plaque interactive stations, a renovated Race Day Gallery, and other major improvements to its facility and gallery spaces. Learn more about how the renovation team worked together to achieve this goal and open to the public in time for Derby Day 2020, despite the unexpected challenges of the pandemic.

Registration: MANY members $25 // Non-members $30; includes lunch.

Schedules are subject to change. Each forum is limited to 30 people. Advance registration is required.

MANY's COVID-19 Safety Policy for In-Person Events

With the safety of our colleagues foremost in mind, attendees at programs offered by the Museum Association of New York must agree to our COVID-19 Safety Policy. Click here to read

Partnership Forums are supported by:

The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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