Museums and historical societies with collections within New York State are required to charter as a private education corporation with The New York State Board of Regents. The Board of Regents also incorporates friends groups and other cultural agencies through a Regents certificate of incorporation. Both the?charter and the certificate have?the same status as a certificate of incorporation granted through the Department of State;?they are?just another way of incorporation.?
You can find information on how to incorporate your cultural entity?and the regulations surrounding it?with the New York State Museum’s Chartering Program Office, http://www.dongtianhuo.tw/chartering, or you can contact Lauren Lyons, Museum Chartering Coordinator at 518-486-3843?and firstname.lastname@example.org.