Cultural Education Trust BoardMeeting Notice:
The New York State Cultural Education Trust Board
Will Meet on Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Room 146, Education Building
89 Washington Ave, Albany, NY
The New York State Cultural Education Trust Board was established in the enacted budget of 2006 - 2007. The five member board is chaired by the Chancellor of the Board of Regents or his designee. One additional member is appointed by the Governor, the Speaker of the Assembly, the Senate Majority Leader, and the Chancellor of the Board of Regents. The Trust Board is a volunteer advisory board composed of a distinguished group of civic-minded individuals who are interested in and committed to the advancement, promotion, stewardship, and protection of the State’s Cultural Assets.
Purpose of the Board:
As enacted in legislation the purpose of the Trust Board is “…to prepare and recommend plans, in cooperation with the Commissioner of Education, to the Director of the Budget regarding projects to enhance the public display of the collections and exhibits of the State Museum, Library, and Archives, and for the acquisition of a new storage facility for such collection.”
Each member will play an essential role in promoting greater public awareness for the collections of the Office of Cultural Education. Members will also direct the investment of the currently appropriated $20 million renewal of the Museum’s galleries and $60 million to build the first phase of a new stewardship and research facility, as well as such additional funds as may be appropriated in the future. The gallery renewal will enhance the public displays of collections and tell the story of New York State, while the new facility will be an essential tool to store and protect our growing collections and further support our stewardship responsibilities for the collections.