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We invite you to join the Museum Association of New York (MANY), the only statewide organization that represents all of New York State’s museums, historical societies, zoos, botanical gardens, and aquaria. 


Whether you are a museum professional or a museum aficionado, show your support for cultural institutions across the state by joining MANY as an individual member!

All Levels Include....


As a cultural institution here in NYS, MANY will provide you with professional development opportunities for your staff, connections for community collaboration, amplified advocacy for future funding, and resources for sustainable change.

All levels include Individual Member Benefits plus....

  • New in 2021: Opportunity to add nine additional contacts to membership "bundle," expanding access to member resources to more of your staff, volunteers, and board members
  • Access to our Museum Services Marketplace and online resources
  • Listing on our MANY Membership Map
  • Opportunity to be highlighted on MANY's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Discounted credit card processing through the Retail Council of New York
  • Discounted NYCON Affiliate Membership, click below to learn more

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2021 NYCON Affiliate Member benefits

Membership is on a sliding scale by budget size to ensure every institution can afford to become an active member of the NYS museum community.

NYCON Membership is an annual renewal that runs from January through December. You may join at any time but membership is only through December 31.

Click here for our NYCON Affiliate Membership Form to add NYCON to your membership!


With 675 active members and an additional online community of over 4,000 users, MANY is the #1 resource for industry partners looking to connect with cultural organizations and museum professionals in New York State.

All levels include Organizational Member Benefits plus....

Industry Affiliate ($250)

  • Listing in our Museum Services Marketplace (Organization name, contact information & logo)
Industry Partner: ($500)
  • All benefits included in Affiliate level
  • Quarter Page Advertisement in our Annual Conference Session Booklet
  • Discounted exhibit opportunities at our Annual Conference
Industry Sponsor: ($1,000)
  • All benefits included in Partner Level
  • Free exhibit table at Annual Conference or 1 year "This Month in NYS Museums" newsletter sponsorship 
  • First choice of sponsorship opportunities at Annual Conference
  • Clickable Logo Displayed on our homepage for one (1) year

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Download our Membership Form

as a fillable PDF here

Send the form with a check to: 

Museum Association of New York, 265 River St., Troy NY 12180

Refund Policy
Should you request a refund, MANY will charge a processing fee of $20 plus 5% of your payment.
All requests must be made via e-mail (info@nysmuseums.org) within 24 hours of the original payment. No exceptions will be made. 

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. 

265 River Street
Troy, NY 12180 USA

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