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Museum Association of New York Museum Professionals Workshop at Mabee Farm

  • Presented By: Museum Association of New York Location: Mabee Farm Historic Site 1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150 Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
  • Dates: October 24, 2019
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Price: $35 for MANY members; $45 for Non Members
  • Overview

    9:30 AM

    Welcome by Mary Zawacki, Executive Director, Schenectady County Historical Society


    10 - 11:30 AM
    Exclusive and Inclusive: Behind the Scenes Collections Tours for the 21st Century

    Behind the Scenes Tours hold the potential to educate funders and the public about collections stewardship requirements as well as build excitement for collection use and encourage institutional support. In this session, participants will work to innovate the Behind the Scenes tour model and document best practices.

    11:30 AM - 12 PM
    MANY Update: Advocacy & Programs by Erika Sanger

    12 - 1 PM
    Lunch and Time to visit Mabee Farm

    1 - 2:30 PM
    Humanities NY Workshop with Michael Washburn, Director of Programs, HNY

    2:45 - 4:15 PM
    Expanding Visitor Experiences: Engaging Tour Ideas for Historic Sites

    Allowing visitors to create their own narrative in historic sites has become an increasing trend. How do we provide a compelling visitor experience that expands the diversity of the stories we tell? Hear success stories from two house museums using new tour formats.

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