We are New York State’s ‘go-to’ service organization focusing on interpretation, collections care programming, and conservation and preservation of objects in collecting institutions statewide.
We are Greater Hudson Heritage Network. For over 40 years, GHHN (Greater Hudson Heritage Network) has helped NYS heritage keepers care for their collections. We offer programs, technical assistance, and grant opportunities for organizations statewide. Since 2000, GHHN has administered the NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program and we have regranted over $2.49 million to provide for conservation treatment procedures for objects in collections of museums, historical, and cultural organizations in NYS. The statewide program now includes three opportunities for collecting institutions in NYS: Conservation Treatment, Preservation Supplies, and Site Assessments. GHHN promotes participation in diverse, engaging programming and learning opportunities among our members and their public audiences. Strong professional networks are built through attendance at workshops, roundtables, virtual programming, Behind the Scenes Events and at our Annual Conference and Awards for Excellence. We have a statewide membership of both individuals and organizations of all sizes. Our organizational members include museums, historic sites, libraries, archives, forts, historical societies, cemeteries, heritage centers, historians’ offices and National Heritage Areas. Our individual members cover the spectrum of heritage devotees. Our secondary community includes service providers and funding organizations who impact the work of museum and cultural organizations. We collaborate with these partners to support, develop, co-sponsor and deliver programs that will further the work of the heritage field. Learn more about our work at www.greaterhudson.org
WELCOME TO THE 2023 GHHN ANNUAL CONFERENCE We're so glad you're here. This year, we're "Taking Care" and exploring what well-being for museum workers means. As staff and volunteers at museums, we often are responsible for the caretaking of the objects in our collections and providing for the external needs of our particular communities. But what happens when we turn that care-taking focus inward towards ourselves as a field? What strategies and activities can we use to contribute to the well-being of staff, volunteers, and ourselves? How do we hold space for the stories that abound of toxic work environments, high expectations, financial insecurity, and widespread burnout - while remembering the joy and passion that led us to pursue a career in this field in the first place? We'll explore these ideas and more today at a decidedly different type of conference - one that offers you the freedom to exercise care for self while participating in a creative mix of opportunities to learn, have fun with your peers, recharge, and gather new ideas.
MAKE THE MOST OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE WHERE DOES EVERYTHING TAKE PLACE?
Welcome/Introductions, the Awards for Excellence Presentation, Speaker Blocks, Luncheon, Poster Session, Office Hours, Exhibit Hall, and Closing Announcements will all take place in the West Meadow Pavilion. All Follow the Speaker sessions and Well-being Activity Stations will take place at various locations on the grounds (please see the handout included in your folder).
HOW DO I FOLLOW A SPEAKER?
Our Annual Conference is designed to help attendees engage at a more direct level with our presenters. After each Speaker Block, the speakers from that block will head to a designated location (please see the handout included in your folder) where you can ask questions, chat about their presentation, or just stop by to say hello. You can visit as many Speaker Block locations as you like during this time. After all your questions are answered, head back to the West Meadow Pavilion to grab some coffee, and visit the Exhibit Hall!
WHAT ARE WELL-BEING ACTIVITY STATIONS?
These 30-minute activity blocks feature a range of activities for conference attendees to take a break and do something enjoyable. Activities range from plein air painting, mindfulness meditation, container gardening, nature walks, therapy dogs, reading, journaling, and more! Use this time to connect with nature, your creativity, each other, and yourself. Please see the handout included in your folder for details and locations.
WHAT ARE OFFICE HOURS?
This year, we are again offering office hours to give you the opportunity to speak directly with representatives from a variety of funding organizations. These 10 minute appointments will take place in the West Meadow Pavilion throughout the day at designated times. Advance sign-up is required and can be found at the registration desk.
WHERE’S THE EXHIBIT HALL?
The Exhibit Hall is located in the West Meadow Pavilion. Make sure to stop by and say hello to our exhibitors!
WHAT’S THE POSTER SESSION?
Back by popular demand, we will once again feature our awardees in a poster session. It’s a great way to interact one-on-one with our awardees and learn about the projects we’re honoring this year! It will take place at West Meadow Pavilion.
IS THERE A CONFERENCE HASHTAG?
We want to know what you're thinking during the Annual Conference - if you're on social media, make sure to share your photos and thoughts - and tag us @thghhn on Instagram, Linkedin, and Facebook. The hashtag for the 2023 Annual Conference is #ghhntakingcare GHHN Executive Director Priscilla Brendler, GHHN Program Director Kerry Sclafani, and GHHN Program Assistant Zoe McWhirter, and members of the GHHN Board of Trustees will all be on hand to help you out if you have any questions during the day - just look for anyone wearing a red 'Ask Me' badge. We are delighted to have you with us as we explore "Taking Care: Well-Being and the Museum Worker."
PROGRAM 9:00 AM BREAKFAST AND EXHIBIT HALL Breakfast coffee generously sponsored by The Found Object Art Conservation 9:30 AM WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS PRESENTATION OF THE AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE Awards for Excellence generously sponsored by A.M. Art Conservation 10:15 AM SPEAKER BLOCK 1 10 minute speaker presentations THE PRACTICE OF MINDFUL LEADERSHIP Dan Yaeger, Museum Search & Reference Stress. Self-doubt. Burnout. Cultural leadership can be an emotional roller-coaster. But take heart. There's a better way: mindful leadership. Through mindfulness, you can learn how to focus your thoughts, listen attentively, and decide compassionately. You'll become a more confident, effective leader and bring a culture of positivity to your organization -- and yourself. WHY WAIT FOR THE FUTURE: ADDRESSING THE NOW IN MUSEUMS Sierra Van Ryck DeGroot, Museum Hue We often see talks about the future of museums and the future of museum workers, but rarely do we discuss the current issues facing the sector’s workforce. Join Sierra Van Ryck deGroot, Deputy Director of Museum Hue, as she highlights some of the issues facing the field and the need for reinvestment in the sector. Museum Hue supports these critical discussions about salaries, wages, benefits, time off, etc. through conversations with funders and earned income to combat these issues. How can workers at all levels advocate for themselves and their colleagues as opposed to just waiting for the future? THOUGHTS ON SELF-CARE WHEN WORKING WITH TRAUMATIC COLLECTIONS Jan Ramirez,The National September 11 Memorial and Museum How do we care for ourselves while caring for collections related to traumatic events? How well were the ideas of “urgent collecting” and self-care understood 22 years ago when New York’s museum community rallied to respond to the unprecedented events of 9/11? As Chief Curator of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Jan Ramirez has been immersed in the aftermath of September 11: testimonies of personal loss, terror, courage & resilience; memories of 2,983 victims; and the human stories framing countless artifacts, images and audio records that now define this transformative day and the global geopolitics it set in motion. Involved in the Museum’s collecting efforts from its inception, hear Jan’s reflections on the emerging recognition of self-care as an indispensable “practice” while working with such collections. CULTIVATING A WELCOMING WORKPLACE (AND RETAINING GOOD STAFF) Mary Zawacki, Schenectady County Historical Society Our industry has seen big changes in the last few years, and many institutions are having a difficult time hiring and retaining good staff including curators, educators, librarians, and more. Is it that skilled museum workers are a rarity or is it that our institutions are not prepared to offer employees an attractive, inclusive, and well-paid environment? How many of these challenges are culture-driven? In this presentation, I'll draw on 10 years of experience in leading a small museum to discuss concrete examples of what has worked -- and what HAS NOT worked -- in the search to hire and retain excellent museum workers.
THE MANDALA LAB: CREATING A TRANSFORMATIVE MUSEUM EXPERIENCE Tim McHenry,The Rubin Museum of Art Based on Buddhist teachings, the Rubin Museum’s interactive Mandala Lab encourages participants to engage with art experiences in order to understand how they can convert the energy that they expend on difficult feelings into insights and wisdom that help manage their lives with greater calm and greater connection. Tim McHenry, Deputy Executive Director of the Rubin Museum, will share his enthusiasm for creating museum encounters to promote self-awareness and well-being for visitors and staff alike. 11:10 AM
FOLLOW THE SPEAKER Want to learn more about the topics and projects you just heard about? Pick a speaker to follow for in-depth conversations. Each speaker will host a space.
EXHIBIT HALL AND COFFEE BREAK Coffee Break generously sponsored by Aria Strategies OFFICE HOURS (ADVANCE SIGN UP REQUIRED) 10 minute appointment slots 11:45 AM
WELL-BEING ACTIVITY STATIONS Take a break and explore our well-being activity stations! Information about available stations and their locations is in your folder.
12:15 PM LUNCHEON Generously sponsored by Humanities New York and the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation 12:40 PM
OFFICE HOURS (ADVANCE SIGN UP REQUIRED) 10 minute appointment slots during Luncheon
1:00 PM SPEAKER BLOCK 2 10 minute speaker presentations STAFF, STRESS, AND A MASSIVE WAVE OF UNION ORGANIZING: THE NEW MUSEUM LABOR MOVEMENT Deborah Schwartz, Deborah F. Schwartz Consulting Over the past several years workers in over 30 major museums have voted to become unionized, and many others are in the midst of similar efforts. What is prompting this remarkable trend, and how is museum leadership responding? If museum staff has begun to find value in labor organizing how might this be seen as bold and energizing, rather than dangerous and financially threatening? Is it possible there is a win-win in this recent phenomenon? Don't workers deserve a living wage and affordable health care? These questions will fuel our discussion as we talk about the new museum labor movement. QUIET DANGERS IN COLLECTIONS: STAFF HEALTH & TOXIC COLLECTIONS Eugenie Milroy, A.M. Art Conservation GHHN’s new publication, the ABCs of Collection Care devotes the letter Q in their alphabet of issues to "Quiet Dangers". The brief write-up introduces the dangers that certain collection items can potentially pose to museum staff or visitors. Items like firearms and munitions may seem like obvious hazards, but heavy metals and chemicals like lead, mercury, arsenic, and asbestos form intrinsic elements in a wide range of collection items. There is no need to panic though! A. M. Art Conservation principal Eugenie
Milroy will share her learned experiences in working safely with hazardous collections and introduce a range of resources so you can understand how to protect yourself, your staff, and your collections. WHY WE PAY OUR EDUCATORS, AND WHY YOU SHOULD TOO: LESSONS FROM THE CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY Hadas Fischer, Central Park Conservancy They are known by different names – docents, guides, interpreters. They deliver invaluable educational experiences to museum-goers and serve as key agents of engagement with the public. And more often than not, they work for free. In recent years, cultural institutions across the museum and heritage sectors have been rethinking the common reliance on unpaid labor, which has been challenged internally and externally from diversity, equity, and inclusion perspectives. This talk will present the case of New York City’s Central Park Conservancy, which has moved from a model of volunteer tour guides to a staffbased tour program. The talk will examine the results of the transition across four core professional benchmarks: accountability, interpretive standards, diversity, and equity, and will argue that the move to paid labor has resulted in great benefits – for the organization, the public it serves, and the staff’s wellbeing and belonging. Learn from our experience, and discover why and how your organization can take the leap too! RETAINING BALANCE IN AN ODDLY STRESSFUL JOB Lavada Nahon, NYS Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation-Bureau of Historic Sites Though history is not generally considered to be a stressful line of work, the last few years have seen a marked increase in social tensions, heightened by political hype over the inclusion of Black history and the period of enslavement in the American narrative. How do we accept the “is” of New York history and the world in which we work - and maintain our own sanity and balance? How do we tell what we know without making people feel uncomfortable, when they came to look at pretty furniture and gardens? In this presentation, I will share my story of twenty-five years in the field as a Black historian, the questions I continue to grapple with, and the evolving paths I have used to manage annoyance and anger, and find balance, calm, and some semblance of inner peace. CREATING A LANDSCAPE WELLNESS MASTER PLAN Stefan Yarabek, Hudson and Pacific Design As staff at unique museums that provide inspiration and a respite for our visitor’s daily routines, we often neglect to take time for ourselves. By identifying the on-site opportunities to support and invigorate the staff’s work day, the museum itself can be enlivened through a healthy environment. Creating a Wellness Master Plan helps sites identify key features of the property that may provide private, semi-private, or shared areas that can serve as staff retreats with functional areas for dining, meditation, and/or exercise. CREATING CONNECTED COMMUNITY Kimberly Phyfe,Three Village Historical Society Trust is built over time. In the museum & non-profit world, we are often short on time and resources. What if you could build trust in the first 10 minutes of every workday? This presentation turns team-building on its head through intentionality and improvisation. You will learn 5 key skills of creating a connected community and leave saying “yes, and!”
FOLLOW THE SPEAKER Want to learn more about the topics and projects you just heard about? Pick a speaker to follow for in-depth conversations. Each speaker will host a space.
EXHIBIT HALL AND COFFEE BREAK Coffee break generously sponsored by Archival Methods OFFICE HOURS (ADVANCE SIGN UP REQUIRED) 10 minute appointment slots 2:40 PM
WELL-BEING ACTIVITY STATIONS Take a break and explore our well-being activity stations! Information about available stations and their locations is in your folder.
3:15 PM EXHIBIT HALL AND COFFEE BREAK Afternoon coffee generously sponsored by Spicer Art Conservation OFFICE HOURS (ADVANCE SIGN UP REQUIRED) 10 minute appointment slots
POSTER SESSION: AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE RECIPIENTS Come hear more about the programs and projects we honored this year!
4:00 PM CLOSING AND THANK YOU RAFFLE ANNOUNCEMENTS SEND OFF
Greater Hudson Heritage Network's Awards for Excellence program seeks to recognize and commend exceptional efforts among GHHN members. Awards are made to projects that exemplify creativity and professional vision resulting in a contribution to the preservation and interpretation of the historic scene, material culture, and diversity of the region. 2023 Awards for Excellence are presented to: Boscobel Community Tree Initiative Boscobel House & Gardens, Garrison (Putnam) This Project Award recognizes the Boscobel Community Tree Initiative (BCTI), which celebrates history, sustainability, and community by planting trees. Major weather events and other environmental conditions, development, and economic challenges contributed to the reduction of the area’s historic tree canopy. The collaboration between Boscobel, Philipstown, Cold Spring's Tree Advisory Board, landscapers, and local property owners planted two dozen native-species trees, and hopes to inspire and be a model for other communities, organizations, and families to create their own environmental preservation initiatives. Fertile Ground: The Hudson Valley Animal Paintings of Caroline Clowes Dutchess County Historical Society, Poughkeepsie (Dutchess) This Project Award is in recognition of the exhibition and program series in collaboration with Vassar College that explores the work, life, and legacy of a once-renowned but later lost Dutchess County female artist of the late 19th Century. Through sharing Caroline Clowes’s story, the exhibit connected essential themes for understanding New York state history, from the importance of family networks to the educational system in the state during Clowes’s formative years to the gendered dimension of artistic work and undertakings in her era. Black Americans, Civil Rights, and the Roosevelts, 1932-1962 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park (Dutchess) This Project Award is in recognition of the exhibition which offers critical perspectives on and candid assessments of the administration’s policies and practices, as well as the Roosevelts themselves. Focusing on the Great Depression and New Deal, through World War II, and the postwar Civil Rights Movement; the exhibit features archival materials and artifacts that document racism and discrimination in American politics and culture and highlight the contradictions inherent in fighting for democracy abroad while injustice persists at home. Base Ball at the Orange County Driving Park Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, Goshen (Orange) This Project Award is in recognition of a community cooperative project that explores and celebrates local 19th-Century “base ball,” and the common ground it shared with the trotting sport. Concurrent exhibits at the museum and library, a lecture for adult learners, youth reading ventures, craft programs, and a free community event that included a live vintage baseball game, helped expand understanding of these two great sports and their shared historic landscape. Immigrants of Northport & East Northport: Those Who Built and Continue to Build our Community Northport Historical Society, Northport (Suffolk) This Project Award is in recognition of the exhibit that told the story of immigrants from 16 countries who made a lasting contribution to the areas around Northport and East Northport. Extensive research was done using Society records as well as interviews with the immigrants or their descendants told through photos, artifacts, and documents.
Immigrants of Northport & East Northport: Those Who Built and Continue to Build our Community Northport Historical Society, Northport (Suffolk) This Publication Award recognizes the catalog accompanying the exhibition Immigrants of Northport & East Northport: Those Who Built and Continue to Build Our Community. Extensive research was done using Society records as well as interviews with the immigrants or their descendants to write the 37-page, full-color publication that incorporates the text and photos used in the exhibition. The catalog is filled with inspirational stories from the area detailing what these immigrants accomplished. Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site Renovation & Our Whole History Exhibit Reinterpretation Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers (Westchester) This Project Award recognizes the $20 million reinterpretation and renovation of the Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site. The state-of-the-art exhibit and Virtual Wing incorporates the stories of the Indigenous people from whom the Philipse lands derive; African slaves, from whose work and trade the Philipse family prospered during the pre-Revolutionary era; and the family’s various journeys. The renovated museum includes a new wing with accessible bathrooms and elevators. The Stanton-Anthony Symposium: Influential Women of the Hudson Valley Putnam County Historian’s Office, Brewster (Putnam) This Program Award is in recognition of the symposium hosted by Brewster High School's Women’s History Class and the Putnam County Historian’s Office. The symposium featured women from the Hudson Valley spanning multiple disciplines engaging in a series of student-led panels. The mutual exchange of ideas between generations of women of influence represented women’s history in the making, beyond what any textbook could offer. Indigenous Peoples in Putnam County Putnam History Museum, Cold Spring (Putnam) This Project Award recognizes an exhibition that includes a complementary student’s companion activity booklet and a series of public programming activities. The exhibit incorporates 30 interpretive panels featuring more than 40 artifacts and replicas representing the cultural heritage of the Wappinger and Lenape people in Putnam County. This project represents a significant step forward in interpreting and celebrating the diverse historical narratives that enrich the Hudson River Valley. Artists and Immigrants: A Centennial Celebration at Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation, New York City (Manhattan) This Project Award recognizes a multi-part project created by the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation to generate discourse on the significant contributions of immigrant artists like Gross and his circle of friends and fellow artists in New York. The series incorporated the stories of individual artists within the Foundation’s collection and related histories of migration by artists during the 20th century. Re-creating a Local Landmark - The Old Bet Sculpture of Somers, NY Somers Historical Society, Somers (Westchester) This Project Award recognizes a video that chronicles the work of Hudson Valley sculptor Luigi Badia as he crafts a new elephant sculpture for the deteriorating National Historic Landmark statue of Old Bet. The video includes a historical overview featuring photographs from Somers Historical Society collections. Filming and production was an entirely volunteer-driven effort that contributed to preserving and interpreting a historical scene, increased public awareness, and fulfilled the Society's mission. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR AWARDEES!
MAURICE D. HINCHEY HUDSON RIVER VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA AND HUDSON RIVER VALLEY GREENWAY
hudsonrivervalley.com 518.473.3835 The Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (HRVNHA) was designated by Congress in 1996 and was officially renamed in honor of Maurice D. Hinchey in 2019. Through a partnership with the National Park Service, the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area collaborates with residents, government agencies, non-profit groups and private partners to interpret, preserve and celebrate the nationally-significant cultural and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley. In this way, we encourage public stewardship for these resources as well as economic activity at the local level. The HRVNHA is managed by the Hudson River Valley Greenway.
NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
arts.ny.gov 212.627.4455 The New York State Council on the Arts ' mission is to foster and advance the full breadth of New York State’s arts, culture, and creativity for all. NYSCA strives to achieve its mission through its core grant-making activity and by convening field leaders, providing information and advisory support, and working with partners on special initiatives to achieve mutual goals.
LUNCHEON SPONSOR HUMANITIES NEW YORK
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ROBERT DAVID LION GARDINER FOUNDATION
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PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSORS COBY FOUNDATION
cobyfoundation.org Established in 1994 by Irene Zambelli Silverman, the Coby Foundation funds projects in the textile and needle arts field, offering grants for exhibition implementation and exhibition planning. Since it began its grantmaking in 2002, the Foundation has awarded more than $5 million to over 170 projects in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION
wgpfoundation.org 315.913.4060 The William G. Pomeroy Foundation® is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and working to improve the probability of finding appropriate donor matches or other life-saving treatments for blood cancer patients. Established by Trustee Bill Pomeroy in 2005 to bring together his two greatest passions, the Pomeroy Foundation is a private, philanthropic organization located in Syracuse, N.Y. As the nation’s leading funder of historical roadside markers, the Pomeroy Foundation has awarded more than 2,100 grants for markers and bronze plaques in 48 states and Washington, D.C. To learn more about the Pomeroy Foundation, visit wgpfoundation.org.
GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS ARTSWESTCHESTER
artswestchester.org 914.428.4220 Established in 1965 as the Council for the Arts in Westchester, we are New York State’s largest private, not-for-profit service organization, working to ensure the availability and accessibility of the arts for all of the county’s residents. In 1975, we were named by Westchester County government as the County’s designated arts council and we became one of several united arts funds in the country, providing grants and technical support to cultural organizations and artist residencies in the community. Today, as ArtsWestchester, our board and staff continue to work to weave the arts into the fabric of Westchester life, strengthen the county’s cultural institutions, and enrich the quality of life for all Westchester’s residents.
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HISTORIC HOUSE TRUST OF NEW YORK CITY - TOTE BAG SPONSOR
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ORANGE COUNTY FARMERS MUSEUM - LANYARD SPONSOR
ocfarmersmuseum.org 845.208.0234 We are a little piece of Hudson Valley History located in Montgomery, NY. The museum operates solely by volunteers who dedicate over 3500 hours each season to provide Orange County communities and tourists the opportunity to view and learn about our extensive collection of farming implements and tools, have hands on demonstrations and attend free events. We believe that our agricultural equipment collections have the power to educate, inspire and transform individuals of all ages and the local community we serve.
BRONZE LEVEL EXHIBITORS FRAMELESS TECHNOLOGIES
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HUDSON RIVER VALLEY INSTITUTE
hudsonrivervalley.org 845.575.3052 The Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College is the academic arm of the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Its mission is to study and to promote the Hudson River Valley and to provide educational resources for heritage tourists, scholars, elementary school educators, environmental organizations, the business community, and the general public. Its many projects include the publication of the Hudson River Valley Review and the management of a dynamic digital library and leading regional portal site.
NORTHERN SLAVERY COLLECTIVE
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PRESERVATION LEAGUE OF NEW YORK STATE
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Taking care ... of your collections, your visitors, and the planet
PASSIVE HOUSE INSTITUTE US
The Passive House building standard is a tool for environmental sanity. It supports healthy living spaces with responsive controls of temperature, humidity and air flow, minimizing mold potential. Dramatically reduced energy use means lower greenhouse gas emissions. Passive House principles can serve the museum community in the planning or upgrading of public spaces, storage spaces, archives and workspaces. At Stephen Tilly Architect, we are poised to help.
Stephen Tilly, Architect
Dobbs Ferry, NY 914-693-8898 stillyarchitect.com
Certified Passive House Consultant, PHIUS
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