Our Commitment to Building a Network of Collecting Institutions for the Future of New York

Thu, 11/17/2022 - 16:16

Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) is a unique program in both its structure and its services, so it comes as no surprise that we often get asked about DHPSNY and the assistance we provide to New York State organizations. DHPSNY is a joint program of the New York State Library and New York State Archives, which are overseen by the NYS Office of Cultural Education. The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia was selected to deliver DHPSNY services on their behalf.

As we look ahead to the coming year, we want to reconfirm our commitment to supporting the diverse network of collecting institutions that safeguard and ensure access to historical records and library research materials across New York State. In addition to conducting assessments and developing education programs that aim to build sustainable collecting organizations, we continue to develop antiracism webinars and facilitated dialogues for cultural heritage organizations, in partnership with Aria Strategies. Our hope is that this work will create a space for everyone in this community to share and be heard, as we work towards advancing equity in collections and institutions.

DHPSNY will continue to provide access to high-quality information, promote resources, and encourage discussion about antiracism efforts from those doing this work throughout the field. We invite you to explore the work we’ve already done on our Webinars and Dialogues webpages and throughout the ‘Antiracism Resources’ blog series. We appreciate everyone who has taken part in this work, and we encourage you to join us as future programming is announced.

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