Offers institutional and individual memberships, seminars and training, publications, magazine (History News), newsletter(Dispatch), technical leaflets, AltaMira Press’s "Past Perfect" collections management software, video lending library, online workshops, annual meeting, and StEP Assessment Program.
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National and International Organizations:
American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)
American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 1005
Arlington VA, 22202
Phone (202) 289-1818
Phone - Membership (202) 289-9132
Phone - Bookstore (202) 289-9127
FAX (202) 289-6578
Web site: http://www.aam-us.org
Offers institutional and individual memberships, training and workshops, publications, magazine and newsletter (Museum News, and Aviso), Technical Information Service, Accreditation program, Museum Assessment Program, & Annual meeting.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
An independent Federal agency that supports museums and libraries through General Operating Support grants, Museum Assessment Program grants, Conservation Project Support grants, and Conservation Assessment Program grants.
Note: for General Operating Support grants, a museum must have been open and in active operation for two years before applying; grants are very competitive and are limited to 15 percent of the institution's total budget, up to a maximum grant of $112,500
Northeastern Document Conservation Center
Preservation, Conservation and Imaging services. With the recent natural disasters, having a disaster plan is very important. This organization has a free online form that will help you create a plan that best fits your organization.They also have webinars and other services. Free consultation: Preservation- Jessica Bitely; Director of Preservation Services firstname.lastname@example.org, and Conservation- Claire Grund; Associate Conservator email@example.com
The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
Conservation treatment services are available for drawings, prints, maps, posters, historic wallpaper, architectural drawings, musical scores, photographs, rare books, scrapbooks, manuscripts, and related materials such as parchment and papyrus. CCAHA has the ability to treat oversize materials and to accomodate large groups of materials. CCAHA also has digital imaging capabilities and offers housing and framing services.
CCAHA conducts assessments to assist organizations with preservation planning; creates long-range preservation plans; presents workshops and seminars; develops disaster plans; provides emergency assistance; and providesfellowships and internships.
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation- ALLIANCE FOR RESPONSE
1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 320
Washington, DC 20005
The Foundation provides disaster assistants, and helps forge relationships between cultural organizations and local emergency management professionals in order to help with cooridate disaster response plans. The Foundations also provides toolkits to help you forge these relationships, and to develop an assistance, education, training, and activities networks.
Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY)
DHPSNY is a statewide program that supports the vast network of unique library and archival repositories that safeguard New York’s historical records. It provides a range of free services to eligible cultural institutions throughout the state, including archives, libraries, historical societies, and museums which operate programs to preserve and make accessible records of enduring value.
Museum Association of New York
As of the beginning of 2013 Museumwise and Museum Association of New York consolidated to create this new organization.
Institutional and individual memberships, research and advocacy, e-newsletter, biennial salary survey and publications relating to the leadership and management of museums; annual conference and meetings, workshops and training, forms manual, roundtables, member listserv and announcements.
- New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
Greater Hudson Heritage Network
Geographic area covered: Hudson Valley counties of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester, and the greater metropolitan New York region.
Institutional, individual and consultant memberships; professional development workshops, symposia and training; on-line regional resource directory (History Keeper’s Companion: Guide to Sites & Sources of the Hudson Valley and Western Connecticut); in print and on-line newsletter; illustrated Emergency Planning & Recovery resource publications; technical assistance; consultant referrals; peer roundtables; grants information; Annual Meeting, Field Forum; Awards Towards Excellence program; Hudson Valley Documentary Heritage Program services for historical repositories, archives and libraries; Statewide Conservation Treatment Grant Program with NYSCA. Free Consultation: Circut Rider Program
Long Island Museum Association (LIMA)
P.O. Box 1063
Huntington, NY 11743
Phone (President) (631) 367-3418 Ext. 15
Fax (President) (631) 692-7037
Web Site: www.limamuseums.org
Geographic area covered: Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Institutional and individual memberships, Museum Educators Roundtable, quarterly newsletter and educational workshops, annual meeting, and scholarships. This site also list all of the professional conferences for the year.
- Western New York Association of Historical Agencies (WYNAHA)
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New York State Education Department
Tuesday - Sunday, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Closed Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
New York State Museum Cultural Education Center 222 Madison Avenue Albany, NY 12230