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March 2015 eNews of Note
Last Chance to Register for Session 1 of the Hack the Museum Workshops!

Learn how to see your collection in a whole new way! You have a treasure trove of materials hidden in your collection storage. Don't hire a consultant - let us show you low cost, DIY solutions that will utilize your resources and help you tell new stories with your existing collections. Register for a single session (Hack the Museum or the Community Engagement Session) or come for both!

To register, please follow this link

**It's been a snowy winter!
In the event of snow, we have the following snow dates:
3/9 session will be held 3/13
3/11 session will be held 3/18

*Registration for the Community Engagement Sessions (April 17 or April 20) is ongoing.

Behind the Scenes is Back!
Friday, March 20
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

GHHN was delighted to award a 2013 Conservation Treatment Grant on behalf of NYSCA to the SDMA for the conservation of one of the museum's most important 19th century paintings along with its period frame. The 1885 oil on board by George Inness, Keene Valley, Adirondacks, was conserved by Marie Bruno from Arte Artigianato Restauro, Inc. and its original period frame by Janine Lambers of Lambers, Inc. 

To celebrate this accomplishment, and to shed light on the art of conservation work, The Dorsky Museum is mounting a mini photo documentation exhibition of the conservation work. Along with this mini-exhibition, the conserved painting will be on exhibit and Marie Bruno will be on hand to discuss the issues she encountered when conserving this painting and the steps she followed. 

To registerclick here 

Let's Talk About...Grant Opportunities
March 24 at Lyndhurst, OR
March 30 at Historic Huguenot Street
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The world of grants can be intimidating and confusing - there are lots of forms, required documents, and sometimes the application directions are not always clear. Or, perhaps you have been successful in one grant application and are looking for other funding opportunities. Whether you have never applied for a grant or are looking for new funding avenues to explore, this roundtable is a fantastic place to start. 


Please join GHHN Executive Director Priscilla Brendler and Program Coordinator Kerry Sclafani for an informal and informational discussion about grant opportunities that are available to historical societies, libraries, archives, and museums. We'll be sharing tips and tricks we've learned along the way. We invite you to come and share your experiences and learn from your peers in the field. We hope to see you there!


To register, click here 


CLIR Digitization Grants
The Council on Library and Information
Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for 2015 
Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards. The national competition supports digitizing collections of rare and unique content in cultural memory institutions. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program succeeds CLIR's Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program, which awarded its final round of grants in December 2014. Grants of between $50,000 and $250,000 for a single-institution project, or between $50,000 and $500,000 for a collaborative project, may be sought for projects beginning between January 1 and June 1, 2016. For more information, visit

Interested in applying? View a recording an informational webinar here

NYS Women's Suffrage Centennial

Women's Suffrage Centennial Launch

"Women's Time and Place: New York State and Women's Suffrage, 1917-2017"
Tuesday, March 10
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Linda, WAMC, 339 Central Avenue, Albany 

Meet experts Carol Faulkner, Professor of History, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University; Laura Free, Associate Professor of History, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; and Alison Parker, Professor of History, SUNY Brockport, who will discuss the necessity of commemorating the struggle for women's suffrage in New York State. Moderated by Alison Dunne, host of WAMC's 51%. The New York Council for the Humanities brings you this event in partnership with WAMC Northern Public Radio. Underwritten by Bolton St. Johns.
Please Click here to RSVP for the panel event! 

Grants 4 Women! Workshop
NYCH grants & program support to help you plan for the NYS Women's Suffrage Centennial.
Wednesday, March 11
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Cultural Education Center, Albany
As the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York approaches, the New York Council for the Humanities is interested in hearing from you about your ideas and plans for the centennial.  
Come for the workshop, stay to mingle.
  • LEARN about New York Council for the Humanities' grants & programs from Lauren Kushnick & Kate Sidley.
  • HEAR why the Centennial matters to the New York State Museum, New York State Library & New York State Archives Partnership Trust.
  • MEET other arts, cultural, & community organizations from the greater Albany area who care about the New York State Suffrage Centennial.
  • BRING your questions and grant proposal ideas too!
After the brief presentations, there will be ample time to meet and discuss program ideas with other attendees at this workshop.   

Let us know you're coming! 
Workshop Sponsored by :
Library Assistant/ Technician Training Program 
This certificate, non-credit, program is sponsored by NYLA in cooperation with RCLS. It is open to individuals already working or newly hired in libraries, or people interested in working in libraries.To receive a certificate, the individual must complete the entire 18 hour program.
The course is offered on the same day over the course of three weeks (e.g. three consecutive Tuesdays), and each class is six hours long (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM).

Introduction (Day 1, morning) - March 10, 2015
Reference Services (Day 1, afternoon)

Public Services (Day 2) - March 17, 2015

Technical Services (Day 3) - March 24, 2015

The cost for the program is $215 for NYLA Members and $255 for NON-NYLA Members.

All materials and lunch each day are included in the registration fee. Click here to register. 
Circuit Rider Program Extended!
Visits available until 10/1/15!

Click here to apply for a FREE circuit rider visit:  Circuit Rider Program 
Let's Talk About...
Processing An Archival Collection 
On Demand Webinar - For Immediate Viewing! 
Available through March 2015

Archival collections come in all shapes, sizes, and measures of complexity. Some arrive at your organization in good order. Most do not. Others present special conceptual and archival challenges. In this pre-recorded webinar, archivist Kerry Sclafani will teach you the basics of archival processing. After registering, you will receive a link to view a 45 minute pre-recorded webinar that covers arrangement, description, and preservation. Watch at your leisure! 

Contact Kerry Sclafani at 914-582-3353 or [email protected] 
Security Solutions: To Preserve & Protect
Look for a postcard announcement with registration information soon!

This series of workshops is supported by a grant from the New York State Library Conservation/Preservation Discretionary Program. 

For information on applying for the Awards for Excellence, please click here. 
Save the Date!
Path Through History Weekend is comprised 
of events which are heritage and cultural celebrations and special programming that promote the unique history of our State. This year, Path Through History Weekend will be held on 
June 20-21. With hundreds of museums and heritage sites offering special programming throughout the state at the start of the summer tourism season, this year is sure to be the most successful yet! 
More information about how you can participate in these exciting weekends will be coming to you soon!
To sign up for updates, email: 
GHHN Membership application/renewal is now online!

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Preservation Assistance Grants


The NEH Preservation Assistance Grant (PAG) program is tailored to smaller institutions, and is often the first step toward securing funding for future preservation initiatives. Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions-such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities-improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials. For more information on the grant, click here.  Applications are due May 5, 2015

To access a free informational webinar on the PAG, please click here. 


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2015 MANY Conference
April 12 -15, 2015
Corning Museum of Glass


For more information about the conference, please click here

Save the Date!
March 23-29, 2015
From March 23 to 29, 2015, museums from all over the world will have a chance to celebrate culture on Twitter. To learn more and sign up, please visit For the program, including the 7 days of hashtags, please click here.

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