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Source: Art Net

A new donation to the American Alliance of Museums is seeking to boost diversity in museum boards all across the United States.

The $4 million gift from the Mellon Foundation, Alice Walton Foundation, and the Ford Foundation will be used for matters pertaining to improving “diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion.” According to a study from 2017, only about 10 percent of museum boards in the country have started developing plans to improve diversity in their boards, even though a survey from 2017 showed that more than 75 percent of museum directors believe diversity is important for museum leadership.

“Without that strong understanding and solid commitment by the board, this kind of work ends up being nice to have instead of need to have,” said Laura Lott, CEO of the American Alliance of Museums, as reported by Art Net.

The AAM will be providing a framework for programs in 50 museums across the U.S. to improve their diversity and inclusion.

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American Alliance Museums Receives $4M to Improve Diversity in Board Leadership

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