We are MANY professionals and organizations with one powerful voice supporting New York’s museums, historical sites and cultural institutions.

The Museum Association of New York balances direct technical service and standards attainment with policy issue and trend analysis, publishing and advocacy to strengthen and promote New York’s cultural institutions.

An annual conference, regional networking opportunities and both in-person and virtual training programs round out our programmatic mix.

Our Mission

In partnership with diverse museums, heritage and related organizations, the Museum Association of New York (MANY) strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting high professional standards, strong organizational development, and by providing advocacy, training and flexible information networks so that all may better serve their missions and communities.

Our Vision

To be the key resource for fostering healthy museums in New York. This vision is grounded in good governance, standards attainment, transparency, accountability, and leadership. Our vision flows from a mission that is squarely focused on delivering innovative education and training opportunities, timely and trusted information, and advocacy of the highest quality, and by facilitating flexible communications networks that encourage information and resource sharing.