Board Diversity at Center of New Initiative for Museums
Grants will help museums build more diverse boards
In a study two years ago, nearly half of museums surveyed by the American Alliance for Museums said they had no people of color on their boards. Why? “Research suggests that lack of diversity in board composition may be a network problem,” the report said.
Now AAM is taking steps to change museum leadership with a new framework for improving board diversity at cultural institutions.
“Museum trustees and leaders can and must do more,” AAM President and CEO Laura Lott said in a news release announcing the program, titled “Facing Change: Advancing Museum Board Diversity & Inclusion.”
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