Institute of Museum Conferences

About the Institute

The Museum Institute at Sagamore provides museum staff & trustees opportunities in a historic, reflective setting to:

  • Grow individually and professionally
  • Think creatively about the impact and potential of museums
  • Build diverse networks
  • Acquire the skills needed to advance the work of their organizations

In the words of past participants:

“I have learned so much. New ideas, possibilities, and changes that will create a much more active and engaging museum. ”

“All the presenters were great…. it is the most valuable conference I have been to.”

“It reminded me of how much I love what I do; and how important and powerful our organizations can be in our community.”

“I thought this whole conference was invigorating and enlightening!”

The Institute was created by Museumwise, now the Museum Association of New York, an organization that provides a wide variety of training and professional development opportunities for museums in New York State. The institute is made possible, in part, by support from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Who should Attend
The Museum Institute at Sagamore is open to individuals who are currently employed by or serve in a leadership role at a museum, heritage organization or museum service organization. We encourage individuals from across the disciplines (both organizationally – art, children’s, history, & science museums, etc and professionally – administrators, educators, curators, etc) to join together in discussion.

Who is Eligible to Apply?
Applicants should be engaged in a nonprofit museum, university-related museum or museum service organization in a position to influence policy and effect change in their museum. Applicants must be sponsored by their institutions, receiving release time and financial support where institutional policies allow.

How are Participants Selected?

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