Museum Association of New York

Log Number: CAGML-246991-OMLS-20

The Museum Association of New York (MANY) will support 100 museums in high needs locations in the state to help them respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by giving staff the tools and training to reach their communities virtually and raise their profiles with audiences beyond their physical locations. The project will provide partners with hardware, software, and training to develop virtual programs focused on stories from their collections revealing cultural and racial diversity within their communities. Each museum will partner with a local library to develop and implement programs that build on the assets of both organizations. Each museum will develop, implement, assess, and revise at least two new programs, resulting in access to 200 new virtual programs for museums-no matter their geographical location. MANY will post project results and a documentary video on its website and YouTube channel.