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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.

Our Vision

MANY insures that New York State museums operate at their full potential as economic drivers and essential components of their communities. 


MANY Highlights 2018 - today

2018 Launch of This Month in NYS Museums Newsletter

Relaunch of The Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore

Creation and implementation of a three year strategic plan

MANY community reaches and crosses 600 organizational. individual, and industry members

Fall programming attendance increases by 20% from 2017


2019 NYS museums have the most representatives at Museum Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. with the American Alliance of Museums


Conducted a statewide assessment survey of NYS museums; report to be issued December 2019


Record breaking attendance at 2019 Access and Identity annual conference in Cooperstown, NY with 40% first time attendees

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MANY Membership as of

SEptember 30, 2019

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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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