Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - Friday, September 29, 2023
Great Camp Sagamore
- 1105 Sagamore Rd
- Raquette Lake, NY, 13426
In 2023 the Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore will bring together mid-career museum professionals to learn together in a unique, historical, and remote setting.
Sessions will blend formal and informal learning, balance presentations with group discussions, and skill building with theory. The program will commence on Tuesday afternoon September 26 and conclude at lunch on September 29. The agenda will be divided into distinct learning sections to help participants understand contemporary leadership practices and support professional and personal growth.
Participants will learn practical skills including how to prepare for and implement institutional change and the differences between planning, strategy, and governance. Leaders will discuss how budgets reflect values, how to strengthen professional communications and relationships, and how to navigate conflict resolution and negotiation. Practical and interactive activities will help participants build confidence and grow resiliency. Time will be set aside for 1:1 meetings with program leaders and individual reflection. Shared learning and group experiences will support a cohort that can help each other throughout their careers.
2023 Museum Institute Leaders
Chloe Hayward, Director of Education, The Studio Museum in Harlem
Sheila McDaniel, Independent Museum Professional, Former Administrator, National Gallery of Art, and Former Deputy Director, Finance and Operations, The Studio Museum in Harlem
Dan Yaeger, Senior Search Consultant, Museum Search & Reference, Former Executive Director, New England Museum Association
Ilk Yasha, PhD, Studio Museum Institute Manager, The Studio Museum in Harlem
How to apply
Admission is by application and closes on June 30; notification of acceptance will be made by July 14. If you are accepted, you must confirm your attendance and make a $250 deposit by July 28. Balance of payment will be due by August 31.
Attendance will be limited to 20 participants.
If you are interested but unsure if you qualify as a mid-career museum professional, you will have the opportunity to define yourself in the application.
MANY Members $945
Includes tuition, three nights’ accommodations, welcome reception, dinners, lunches, and breakfasts, museum visit admission, and full use of boating and hiking facilities.
Scholarships for Long Island Museum Professionals
Two Scholarships are available for Long Island Museum Professionals who work at museums with budgets under $250,000 with funding from the Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation.
Scholarships include all services mentioned above plus a travel stipend up to $500.
Scholarship qualification is determined by the Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation.
The Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.
The statements and opinions expressed by panelists, hosts, attendees, or other participants of this event are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor are endorsed by, the American Alliance of Museums.