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Partnership Forum - Long Island

  • November 04, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Long Island Museum
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Thursday, November 4, 2021

10 AM – 4 PM

Long Island Museum

1200 NY-25A Stony Brook, NY 11790


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.


10 - 10:15 AM


10:15 - 11:30 AM

Building Consultant Connections: Success Strategies for Small Museums

Christina Ferwerda, Curriculum Developer, Writer, Ferwerda Creative Services

Jack Braulein, Executive Director, D&H Canal Historical Society

Melissa Branfman, Executive Director, Wyckoff House Museum

Trent Oliver, Managing Director, Blue Telescope

Wondering how working with a consultant could bring new life to a stagnant exhibit, help you build better projects, and create long-term success networks for your institution? This session highlights strategies for small and mid-sized museums to find exhibit consultants, develop effective working relationships, and maintain contact to improve an institution’s growth over time.

11:30 AM - 12 PM

MANY Update: Advocacy & Programs with Erika Sanger

12 - 1 PM

Lunch and time to explore the Long Island Museum

1 - 2:30 PM

Context as Content: Designing Museums that Connect Visitors to Place

Eric Bunge, Founding Partner, nARCHITECTS

Jeanne Haffner, PhD, Director and Chief Curator, Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center, NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

The NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center and the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center are new institutions designed to deeply engage visitors with the historic and environmental context around them. Learn how the multi-disciplinary project teams have crafted spaces that meaningfully connect exhibition content and mission with the surrounding sites.

2:30 - 2:45 PM


2:45 - 4 PM

Hands-on learning, data literacy and leveraging assets through partnership

Jessica Bauder, Director of Education, Children’s Museum of Saratoga

Aimee Terzulli, Director of Education, Long Island Children’s Museum

Claire D’Emic, STEM Initiatives Program Director, Long Island Children’s Museum

The Children's Museum at Saratoga (CMAS) and the Long Island Children's Museum (LICM) offer programs teaching data literacy and climate change through hands-on learning. Both museums leverage assets with museum partners to share resources and serve a wider audience. CMAS and LICM will present how data literacy programs and museum partnerships can be used in climate change education.

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

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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.

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