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Through June 01, 2021
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Taking Care of Home Collections

This online video series includes tips for taking care of textiles, garments, art objects, prints, and photographs, as well as identifying and preventing common pests from damaging collections. 

Nevin’s Street, 1974  Oil on linen  23 ¾ x 19 ¼ in.  H-2020.22.3

New Acquisitions: Artwork by Ken Rush

The NYSM History Collection recently acquired a collection of subway paintings by artist Ken Rush.

NYSM Ice Ages Tundra Gallery View

Now Online: Explore the Ice Ages in New York!

This online version of our popular exhibit "Ice Ages: How Ice Shaped the Land and the Life in New York" grants you access to recent research in glacial geology, images and 3D scans of Ice Age specimens including mastodons, woolly mammoths, and giant ground sloths, and additional resources related to the last Ice Age!

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Online Resources & Activities Portal

Looking for easy-to-access educational activities, videos, and resources for your kids, students, or even just for yourself? Visit this educational one-stop-shop webpage based on NYSM research and collections.

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Women of Science at the New York State Museum

Join us for this annual event where you can learn about and engage with female scientists at the Museum!

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NYS COVID-19 Documentation Initiative

The NYS Office of Cultural Education has created the NYS COVID-19 Documentation Initiative website to help statewide organizations document, share, and support one another throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A New York Minute In History

This new podcast series provides a rich audio experience that explores the story of New York State and the unique tales of New Yorkers. 


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Ice Ages

Ice Ages

This long-term exhibition explores both the landscape and animals of the Pleistocene, or Ice Ages, of New York.

Rendered view of museum renovation proposal

The State Museum is proud to share a master plan for the renovation of the Museum's galleries. The master plan calls for 35,000 square feet of new...

NYSED Statement on Museum Deaccessioning

The New York State Board of Regents (“the Regents”) charters museums in New York State as educational corporations and has governing authority over these incorporated organizations. Orgranizations with questions regarding deaccession regulations can review this document or contact Chartering.

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