Together we are MANY
The Museum Association of New York inspires, connects, and strengthens New York’s cultural community statewide by advocating, educating, collaborating, and supporting professional standards and organizational development.
MANY ensures that New York State museums operate at their full potential as economic drivers and essential components of their communities.
2020 – 2021
73 museum professionals advocated on behalf of NYS museums for the American Alliance of Museums Virtual Museums Advocacy Day in February 2021–the highest number of delegates from any state.
In 2020 and 2021, MANY produced 42 virtual programs attended by 5,034 museum professionals.
In 2021, MANY hosted 19 in-person programs across NYS attended by 371 museum professionals.
BUILDING CAPACITY, CREATING SUSTAINABILITY, GROWING ACCESSIBILITY
In November 2020, MANY was awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services CARES Act grant to support museums reaching their audiences digitally throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
MANY worked with 178 museum professionals at 96 museums in 19 in-person workshops and 54 virtual workshops throughout 2021 to build technical and program development skills. 97% of project participants reported building new digital skills and 90% have applied their technology and learning to create additional programs at their museums.
MUSEUMS SUPPORT DEMOCRACY
In October 2021, MANY was awarded $49,884 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act to create a new seven part virtual series, “Museums Support Democracy” co-produced with Museum Hue beginning in 2022.
COALITION OF STATE MUSEUM ASSOCIATIONS
In August 2021, MANY helped coordinate and hosted the Coalition of State Museum Association’s two-day virtual summit to learn and network with our fellow state museum associations. MANY Executive Director Erika Sanger was named COSMA Board Vice President in September 2021.
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MANY Membership as of December 31, 2021
2021 Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore attendees