quarta-feira, 30 de janeiro de 2019

DOS OUTROS | EUA | «However, the 2017 American Alliance of Museums (AAM) museum board leadership report revealed the disappointing truth that only 9% of museumgoers are minorities»




A imagem acima é de um relatório sobre os museus americanos que é referido  no artigo seguinte  produzido no âmbito do  World Economic Forum 2019.

How can our cultural institutions keep up with a rapidly changing world? Embrace diversity

Last November, record numbers of women, people of colour and members of the LGBTQ community won elections in local and statewide races throughout the United States. Voters elected the first Muslim and Native American women to Congress. The 2018 midterm results emphatically endorsed greater diversity and inclusion. More than simply reflecting changing demographics, it also validated the nation’s aspirational motto, e pluribus unum: out of many, one. It was an important reminder that, like the US Congress, institutions of all kinds need to represent those they serve, a necessity clearly important for cultural institutions. We cannot be trusted stewards of knowledge and scholarship if we allow any voices among our community to go unheard.
However, the 2017 American Alliance of Museums (AAM) museum board leadership report revealed the disappointing truth that only 9% of museumgoers are minorities. The workforce situation is only slightly better, with minorities accounting for around 20% of museum staff. At the opening of the Whitney Museum in New York City in 2015, former first lady Michelle Obama talked about the impact of this reality. She said, “There are so many kids in this country who look at places like museums and concert halls and other cultural centres and they think to themselves, well, that’s not a place for me, for someone who looks like me, for someone who comes from my neighbourhood.” Continue a ler.


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