Thursday, June 18, 2020

In Open Letter Jewish Museum Staff Ask for Greater Diversity and Transparency

By Dorian Batycha
Jewish Museum, New York Photo: Ajay Suresh, Wikimedia Commons
In an open letter addressed to the Jewish Museum director Claudia Gould, dozens of employees are calling for greater diversity within the museum citing the fact that the staff remains overly white and upper-middle-class. The issue came to a head during a Zoom meeting two weeks ago, between museum staff and upper management, during which the issue of diversity was brought up by some staff members. According to several current employees who wish to remain anonymous, the Jewish Museum has only one person of colour on staff, and none in influential positions such as curatorial. [More