tag: Black Trustees Alliance for Art Museums
May 19, 2023
BTA and Ithaka S+R: Perspectives from the Art Museum Trustee Survey
Session at the 2023 American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting
On Friday, May 19 at 11:30 – 12:30 pm MDT at the 2023 American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting, Ithaka S+R Senior Analyst Liam Sweeney and Analyst Deirdre Harkins will present a session on the Black Trustees Alliance for Art Museums and Ithaka S+R Art Museum Trustee Survey, published in November, 2022. The survey examined the experiences and demographics of art museum trustees from museums in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
November 16, 2022
New Insights on Trustees and Staff in Art Museums
The Black Trustee Alliance 2022 Art Museum Trustee Survey and the Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey 2022
Today Ithaka S+R releases two research reports, the 2022 Art Museum Trustee Survey and the Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey 2022, which introduce new insights into key constituencies in the cultural sector. For roughly a decade Ithaka S+R has produced research reports that shed light on strategy and leadership, staff demographics and employment characteristics, as well as governance and organizational structure within art museums.
November 16, 2022
The BTA 2022 Art Museum Trustee Survey
The Characteristics, Roles, and Experiences of Black Trustees
The Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums (BTA) has partnered with Ithaka S+R to examine the experiences and demographics of art museum trustees from museums in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Through a shared interest in representation in the arts, BTA and Ithaka S+R fielded the Art Museum Trustee Survey to board members in the fall of 2021. The report investigates the characteristics, roles, and experiences of Black trustees in North American art museums.
September 21, 2022
Closed Door Conversation: The Inaugural Art Museum Trustee Survey Report
Black Trustees Alliance for Art Museums
On September 21st at 4:00 – 5:30 pm, the Black Trustees Alliance for Art Museums (BTA) is hosting a closed-door conversation with BTA membership to share the complete findings from the Inaugural Art Museum Trustee Survey. Liam Sweeney and Deirdre Harkins will present “The Characteristics, Roles, and Experiences of Black Trustees,” alongside BTA Data Chair Celeste Watkins-Hayes. The session will end with a Q&A session, giving attendees the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. The final report will be…
November 12, 2021
Announcing a New Research Collaboration
Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums and Ithaka S+R Are Fielding the First Art Museum Trustee Survey this Fall
We are excited to announce the launch of Ithaka S+R’s collaboration with the Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums (BTA). BTA, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is a membership organization working to increase the inclusion of Black perspectives and narratives in North American art museums to make these institutions more equitable and excellent spaces of cultural engagement. Using programming, research, and strategic communications, BTA is helping its members–Black trustees…
November 12, 2021
Three Questions for Deirdre Harkins
On November 1, Deirdre Harkins joined Ithaka S+R’s Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums team through a collaboration with the Black Trustees Alliance for Art Museums (BTA). In this interview, she reflects on what brought her to BTA and what she hopes to accomplish during her fellowship. What attracted you to the BTA fellowship? I found BTA’s mission statement of increasing the inclusion of Black perspectives in museums especially compelling. It directly coincides with the research approach…