The American Alliance of Museums Reveals 51 Museums as Part of National Initiative to Diversify Museum Boards and Leadership

A survey conducted in 2017 by the AAM and BoardSource examined museum board leadership and found that nearly half (46 percent) of museum boards are entirely white, but only 10 percent of museum boards have developed a plan of action to become more inclusive.

The AAM revealed the name of museums to take part in a national initiative referred to as Facing Change: Advancing Museum Board Diversity & Inclusion. Among the museums included are UC Berkley Art Museum and the Weisman Art Museum located at the University of Minnesota. [The American Alliance of Museums]

Reimagining the Sports Hero: ACE: Art on Sports, Promise, and Selfhood Exhibition at Albany University Art Museum

The exhibition ACE: Art on Sports, Promise, and Selfhood explores sports and athletic culture and emphasizes parallels between the physicality of sports and the active process of creating art. [timesunion]

The exhibition Ace: Art on Sports, Promise, and Selfhood is on display June 28 – December 7, 2019 at the Albany University Art Museum.

Link to exhibition website

RAAMP Coffee Gathering on Diversity Training for Gallery Educators

In this Coffee Gathering Amber Inwood (Museum Education Specialist for the Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University) shared her experience developing a pilot training program for gallery educators, which focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Amber has kindly permitted RAAMP to provide her contact information for others to be in touch with any questions about the pilot training program:

Phone: (757) 683-4669
Email: ainwood@odu.edu 

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