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Fall 2022 Virtual Programs

Meet MANY online this fall for our 6-part webinar series featuring highest-rated presentations from the 2022 annual conference. Programs are on Fridays at noon. All programs will be recorded and available to MANY members on the member resource page. Click here to learn how to join MANY.

Webinars are free; advance registration is required. 

Finding a New Audience: Adopting an Augmented Reality Experience to Reach New Users and Partner for Growth

Friday, December 2

12 - 1:30 PM EST

Content creators and creatives will provide an overview on incorporating the 360xr Augmented Reality platform to enhance tours for their visitors and share some examples of the experience from concept to implementation. Additionally, testimonials from regional museums will be featured.

Dr. Georgette Grier-Key, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Eastville Community Historical Society

Noel Gish, VP Operations, 360 XR

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Measuring the Social Impact of Museums

Friday, December 16

12 - 1:30 PM EST

How can audience data help us plan for the future? Social impact, or the effect of an activity on the social fabric and well-being of a community, provides a fresh lens. Come learn about a new national research project and discuss how to make these measurements useful to all museums.

Katharine Mead, Membership & Grants Manager, The Rockwell Museum

Tom Barry, Assistant Director of Education, Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center

Michelle Mileham, PhD., Project Manager, Utah Division of Arts & Museums

Calvin Uzelmeier, PhD., Director of Featured Content, Rochester Museum & Science Center

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Previous programs

NYC Arts Internship Collective:

A Collaboration in Crisis and Beyond

Friday, October 7

12 - 1:30 PM EST

This webinar will explore the NYC Arts Internship Collective (NYC/AIC)—a group of four NYC Arts & Culture internship program managers and coordinators—formed to address the challenges brought about by the outbreak of COVID-19. Participants will learn how NYC/AIC promotes ethical internships through community support and resource sharing. 

Kionah Tucker, Education Coordinator/College and Graduate Internships Coordinator, New-York Historical Society

Meagan Mahaffy, Educator

Sierra Van Ryck deGroot, Deputy Director, Museum Hue

Ella Cohen, Director of Legacy and Internship Programs, Dreamyard

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Digital Collections in Review:

Rethinking Established Systems and Standards

Friday, October 21

12 - 1:30 PM EST

Staff from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will discuss the process of evaluating digital collections system capabilities and metadata standards to construct a more accessible virtual visitor experience through the employment of interconnected systems and a reparative local vocabulary.

Kelli Bogan, Photo Archivist/Director of Digital Assets, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Emily Cooper, Digital Asset Specialist, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Cassidy Lent, Manager of Reference Services, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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New Solutions for House Museums:

Old and New Ideas for Financial Stability

Friday, November 4

12 - 1:30 PM EST

Learn how history organizations in South Dakota, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, highlighted in the second edition of New Solutions for House Museums: Ensuring the Long-Term Preservation of America's Historic Houses, have become financially sustainable in a conversation between author Donna Ann Harris and Ken Turino of Historic New England.

Donna Ann Harris, Principal, Heritage Consulting Inc.

Kenneth Turino, Manager of Community Partnerships and Resource Development, Historic New England

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Seventh Generation Model: Collaboration Between the Adirondack History Museum and OurStoryBridge, Connecting the Past and the Present

Friday, November 18

12 - 1:30 PM EST

Hear how a rural library developed an online audio local history project to share the past and present of their town, then collaborated with a local museum to bring the museum’s exhibits to life through use of the stories collected. Learn how to bring their free model to your museum.

Jery Y. Huntley, MLS, Keene Valley Library

Aurora McCaffrey, Director, Adirondack History Museum

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MANY is committed to making our virtual programs as accessible as possible. All virtual programs will have closed captioning.

For ASL interpretation, please email at least two weeks prior to the program. 

Virtual programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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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