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Lack of diversity in Canadian museum leadership decried

Posted by Em Ironstar on October 24th, 2019

The lack of diversity among decision makers at museums needs to be addressed for the institutions to stay relevant, says a curator who was among the co-founders of the Winnipeg-based Canadian Museum for Human Rights. "Museums are some of the whitest institutions in the Western world," said Armando Perla, who left the CMHR earlier this year to work at the Museum of Movements in Malmo, Sweden. That's a problem because implicit bias and white privilege can seep into the way people's stories are told or not told, said Perla, who co-authored an article published Tuesday in the journal Museum Management and Curatorship. Read more...

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