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Capital Region Access and Identity Workshop

  • October 24, 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Mabee Farm, 1100 Main Street Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150


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Access and Identity Workshop

Schenectady County Historical Society

at Mabee Farm

1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150

Thursday, October 24 2019

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Registration: $35 MANY Members / $45 Non Members

Includes lunch

9:30 AM

Welcome by Mary Zawacki, Executive Director, Schenectady County Historical Society

10 - 11:30 AM

Exclusive and Inclusive: Behind the Scenes Collections Tours for the 21st Century

Kathryn Murano Santos, Senior Director, Collections and Exhibitions, Rochester Museum & Science Center

Stephanie Ball, Archivist/Librarian, Rochester Museum & Science Center

Linda Saalman, Volunteer, Rochester Museum & Science Center

Behind the Scenes Tours hold the potential to educate funders and the public about collections stewardship requirements as well as build excitement for collection use and encourage institutional support. In this session, participants will work to innovate the Behind the Scenes tour model and document best practices.

11:30 AM - 12 PM 

MANY Update: Advocacy & Programs by Erika Sanger

12 - 1 PM

Lunch and Time to Visit Mabee Farm

1 - 2:30 PM

Humanities NY Workshop with Michael Washburn, Director of Programs, HNY

2:45 - 4:15 PM

Expanding Visitor Experiences: Engaging Tour Ideas for Historic Sites


Amy Hufnagel, Vice President, Interpretation & Engagement, The Olana Partnership/Olana State Historic Site

Allowing visitors to create their own narrative in historic sites has become an increasing trend.  How do we provide a compelling visitor experience that expands the diversity of the stories we tell?  Hear success stories from two house museums using new tour formats.

Schedule subject to change.

No refunds if cancellation within 48 hours of the workshop.

All workshop attendees are invited to MANY's Capital Regional Meet-Up following at 4:30.

The Museum Association of New York helps shape a better future for museums and museum professionals by uplifting best practices and building organizational capacity through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities.

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

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