The Association of Art Museum Directors announced a shift in its longstanding policy, which restricted the use of funds from sales of art to new acquisitions only.
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Ten North American Museums to Offer 12-Week $6,300 Paid Internships
Museums in Austin, Louisville, Madison, Montreal, New Orleans, Tampa, and elsewhere will be joining the program, now in its third year.
Salary Survey Shows Widening Income Disparities at US Museums
The recent survey by the Association of Art Museum Directors demonstrates a wide income gap between top officials and other workers.
The Baltimore Museum Wants to Diversify Its Collection; It Should Be Allowed to
The best way to diversify a museum’s collection is by any means necessary. But an easy way is to sell overvalued art and buy undervalued art. Or at least it would be easy, if the art world establishment permitted it. The art world euphemism for museums selling art is “deaccessioning.” According to the Association of […]
A Museum Director Asks: What if Art Museums Can’t Measure Up to the Present Moment?
As the world moves rapidly toward irreversible and necessary change, art museum directors are talking about adapting their institutions to the times. But what if adaptation is not enough?
Museum Directors Association Lifts Penalties on Museum Spending During Pandemic
The new resolutions do not grant institutions permission to access restricted funding sources, but museums who choose to do so will not be penalized by AAMD.
The Growing Tide Against Unpaid Internships
Internships have largely remained outside the conversation about diversity and equality in museums. Economist Richard Reeves is bent on changing that.
The Association of Art Museum Directors Calls on Museums to Provide Paid Internships
“By failing to pay interns, we ensure that these experiences are only really accessible to those who already financially secure,” said Jill Medvedow, ICA Boston’s director and co-author of the resolution.
Study Finds Museum Salaries Are Rising Across the Board, Despite Huge Disparities
While salaries rose by 3% in 2016, museum directors are making about nine times what security guards do, according to the Association of Art Museum Directors.
Art Museums Increasingly Dependent on Private Wealth, Study Affirms
Museums in North America continue to be dependent on private philanthropy to expand their collections and mount shows.
New Guidelines Help Museums Safeguard Works Threatened by War and Disaster
The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) released a list of protocols for museums to help protect artworks or archaeological objects that are currently at risk of destruction.
The Diversity Problem at American Museums Gets a Report
A new report released by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation takes a broader look at staff diversity in American art museums.