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Past Event
December 1, 2023

The Mellon Foundation and Ford Foundation Cultural Data Convening

On December 1st, at 3:00pm -4:30pm EST, Deirdre Harkins and Liam Sweeney will present on the 2022 Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey, and 2022 Art Museum Directors Survey. Hosted by Julia Halperin and Charlotte Burns, authors of the Burns/Halperin report, this convening was created with the goal of creating connections and exploring ways to learn more about similar projects in the field.
Issue Brief
June 8, 2023

Living Wages

Art Museum Leaders Confront Persistent Staff Compensation Challenges

Movements for pay equity, including raising minimum wages and increasing pay transparency, have been building momentum in grassroots and policy arenas across the United States. As a result, museums, like many employers, face mounting pressure to better align their compensation practices with their diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments. Ithaka S+R’s research has found that the majority of art museum directors view pay equity as a high priority at their organization and are finding attracting and retaining diverse and talented staff…
Blog Post
March 16, 2023

How Art Museums Are Responding to and Preparing for Climate Change

Art museums, like other organizations that maintain collections for public access, face complex challenges from the threat of climate change. Leaders are challenged to assess their collecting practices to both adapt to new variations in temperature and humidity and reduce their practices’ carbon footprints. Facilities, which in some cases are inseparable from their collections (such as gardens or historic houses), face increasing frequency and severity of damage from storms, fires, and rising tides. At the same time, museum directors must…