Silent Auction

Showcase your organization to the largest gathering of museum professionals in New York State. Donate a gift of merchandise to the Silent Auction held during the annual Museums in Action conference in Corning, on April 13, 2015.

All auction items will be prominently displayed in the Silent Auction exhibit space at the Corning Museum of Glass during the conference. In exchange for your contribution, your organization will be listed in materials distributed to conference participants, and formally recognized in the MANY e-newsletter which is distributed to museum professionals throughout the state, additionally your organization will be recognized on the MANY website.

This conference draws participants from a broad range of cultural institutions representing many disciplines in the field. The annual Silent Auction is a popular feature that attracts a lot of attention!

Please consider donating a prize to this year’s Silent Auction. You can send your prize directly to the MANY office at 265 River Street, Troy, New York 12180 or bring it with you to the conference.

Let us know ahead of time what you intend to donate so we can list your contribution in the advance materials - please submit the attached 2015 MANY Silent Auction Donor Form

Questions? Call (518) 273-3400 or email.


Items available at this year's Silent Auction

be ready to bid on these fabulous prizes!


Two tickets to Roberson's 15th Annual Wine & Food Fest; two 60th-anniversary wine glasses - Roberson Museum and Science Center

Glass sea creature figurines - The Whaling Museum & Education Center

Sari scarf - The Whaling Museum & Education Center

Dama Dama, 20" x 20" original oil painting - AlanAdetolArts

Pendleton blanket, piece of Pueblo pottery, catalog, Crafted to Perfection book, and magnet - The Rockwell Museum

Cat Lover's Gift Bag: handmade catnip toy, novelty socks, journal, "crazy cat lady" pencils, greeting card, and reusable tote bag - Loopy Cat Studio

Grape Vine Sun Catcher: 3" x 3" W. - Totally Twisted

Decorative Log Cabin Bird House with Slate Roof

Science and Nature Family Membership: free admission for one year to Museum of the Earth and Cayuga Nature Center; gift bag of goodies from Museum gift shop - Museum of the Earth

One night stay (midweek) including breakfast for two at High Peaks Resort

Customized letterpress notecards- 100 personally designed cards with your name or your organization's logo. Great for impressing donors or keeping in contact with friends using a hand printed card. Designed and printed by FunctionalPress, Syracuse NY.

Customized letterpress letterhead- 100 hand printed letterhead sheets with your name or organization's logo. Impress with the beauty of hand printed sheets. Designed and printed by FunctionalPress, Syracuse NY.

A Taste of Utica, including beer, gin, coffee, and Italian treats

Fire HD Tablet - Retail Council of New York State

Gift bag of Finger Lakes Gin and Ginger Vodka with a silver tasting cup (antique baby cup)

Three decks of vintage cards with a card shuffler

A Tiny Table with a Feast

Decorative hand-knitted pillow

Hellers Farms jarred produce

Mary Michael Shelley Woodcarving - Chicken

Seven crocheted Star Wars figures: R2D2, Chewbacca, Han Solo, C-3PO, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, & Princess Leia

Prints by Q. Cassetti