We want to keep the Binghamton community updated with all the information needed to understand the broader scope of this discussion, which is why we’ve created a list of links to press releases, news appearances, and studies surrounding this conversation.
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September 18 conversation with SEED Planning Group, LLC. Michael Grasso and Jessie Stone He discuss mission and vision behind their organizations, and hopes for the future.
July 7: Museums Reopen With Massive Financial Strains Under COVID-19 – WSKG
Aug 13: Museums say they need community support to stay open – News 34
Aug 24: Two local museums working to form a partnership – News 34
Aug 31: Foundations support museum affiliation study – News 34
Sep 14: Concerns arise over the future of the Discovery Center – News 34
Sept 22: Discovery Center Executive Director resigns – News 34
Sept 28: Assessing Affiliation: How Two Museums Are Approaching the Possibility of Affiliation in the Southern Tier – Museum Association of New York
Oct 15: Merger talks between Binghamton’s Discovery Center and Roberson put on hold indefinitely – Press & Sun
Additional Resources and Studies
COVID-19 Impact on NYS Museums: Part 1 – Museum Association of New York (MANY), May, 2020
COVID-19 Impact on NYS Museums: Part 2 – Museum Association of New York (MANY), August, 2020
A Snapshot of US Museums’ Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic – American Alliance of Museums (AAM), July, 2020
One-Third Of U.S. Museums May Not Survive The Year, Survey Finds – NPR, July, 2020
TrendsWatch: The Future of Finacial Sustainability – Center for the Future of Museums/AAM, 2020
Tough Times Call for Tough Action: A Decision Framework for Nonprofit Leaders and Boards – SeaChange, March 31, 2020