American Alliance of Museums Leads National Diversity Initiative

The New York Times, January 16, 2019

“The American Alliance of Museums has announced a multimillion-dollar initiative to diversify museum leadership across the country.

The project, “Facing Change: Advancing Museum Board Diversity & Inclusion,” will be supported by $4 million in grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Alice L. Walton Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

The funds will go toward training and resources over the next three years that will help museum leaders better reflect the communities they serve.

recent survey by the alliance found that nearly half of all museum boards in the United States are all white, despite the fact that the majority of museum directors believe diverse and inclusive institutions connect better with the general public and can develop creative solutions to new problems.”

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