BK Reader: Brooklyn Historical Society Honored with NY Museum Association’s Award of Merit

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By: Andrea Leonhardt

February 6th - The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) has been recognized by the Museum Association of New York (MANY) with a 2017 Innovation in Collection Access Award for its online oral history portal; the award honors exemplary projects that broaden access, preserve and catalog museum and heritage organization collections.

“The Award of Merit Selection Committee considered the ways nominees demonstrated organizational growth, reached new audiences, applied museum standards and best practices, and how the project enhanced the organization’s mission,” said Erika Sanger, MANY’s executive director. “The Brooklyn Historical Society’s oral history portal was unanimously selected for an award in this highly competitive category.”

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