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Chartering :: Where to Find Help

1. National and international organizations:

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)
1717 Church Street
Nashville TN 37203-2991
Phone (615) 320-3203
FAX (615) 327-9013
Web site: http://www.aaslh.org
E-mail: history@aaslh.org
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.

American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
1575 Eye Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington DC 20005
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
E-mail: aaminfo@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
Office of Museum Services
Room 609
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506
Phone (202) 606-8539
FAX (202) 606-0010
Web site: www.imls.gov
E-mail: imlsinfo@imls.gov
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
100 Brickstone Square
Andover, MA 01810
Phone: 978-470-1010
Fax: 978-475-6021
Email: info@nedcc.org
Website: http://nedcc.org/free-resources/dplan-the-online-disaster-planning-tool

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.

2. Statewide Resources:

New York State Museum
Sarah Jastremski, Chartering Coordinator
New York State Education Department
10A33 Cultural Education Center
Albany NY 12230
Phone: (518) 474-5976
E-mail: charters@mail.nysed.gov

Information and assistance on chartering museums, historical societies and cultural agencies. Distributes annual Education Department report forms. Advice on professional practices, collections management, deaccessioning, ethics, financial accountability.

The Chartering Coordinator is available for group meetings to talk about the chartering process, deaccessioning, and what it means to be a trustee of a museum. Please contact to schedule an appointment.

Museumwise: Museum Association of New York
265 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 273-3400
FAX (518) 273-3416
www.manyonline.org
E-mail: info@manyonline.org
Catherine Gilbert, Director
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)
Museum Program
175 Varick Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10014
(212) 627-4455
(800) 510-0021
Fax (212) 620-5911
Web site: http://www.nysca.org
E-mail: mum@nysca.org

Operating support and consultant grants to museums and historical societies.

3. Regional Resources:

Greater Hudson Heritage Network (formerly Lower Hudson Conference of Historical Agencies & Museums)
2199 Saw Mill River Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 592-6726
FAX (914) 592-6946
E-mail: info@greaterhudson.org
www.greaterhudson.org/
Priscilla Brendler, Executive Director
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.

Long Island Museum Association (LIMA)
P.O. Box 1063
Huntington, NY 11743
Phone (President) (631) 367-3418 Ext. 15
Fax (President) (631) 692-7037
www.limamuseums.org/
E-mail: pdeorsay@cshwhalingmuseum.org
Paul DeOrsay, President
Geographic area covered: Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Institutional and individual memberships, Museum Educators Roundtable, quarterly newsletter and educational workshops, annual meeting.

Western New York Association of Historical Agencies (WYNAHA)
Mr. Terry Abrams, Administrative Coordinator
Board Pres., James O’Brien, McClurg Museum, PO Box 7, Westfield, New York
P.O. Box 39
Getzville, NY 14068
Phone: (716) 439-6293
No fax
Office hours
M-Tu. 9:30-5 PM
www.wnyaha.org
E-mail: wnyaha@yahoo.com
Geographic area covered: 12 counties in Western New York.
Institutional and individual memberships, workshops and training, newsletter, annual conference.

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