Gender & Leadership in Museum Land

Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm EDT
Location: Bishop Dougherty University Center, Main Lounge
How does gender affect leadership and why is it important for museums and other cultural institutions? Join noted museum leaders and authors Anne W. Ackerson and Joan H. Baldwin for a lecture and workshop exploring critical issues.

The Seton Hall Master of Arts in Museum Professions Program and The SHU Institute of Museum Ethics present:

(Small reception to precede the lecture)

Join noted museum leaders and authors Anne W. Ackerson and Joan H. Baldwin for a lecture and workshop exploring the critical issues of leadership, gender parity, and pay equity in museums. Ackerson and Baldwin will reveal the entrenched nature of gender bias in the museum workplace and its relationship to the equity discussions around generational, racial, and sexual identity. The authors will also share research from their recent survey of museum workplace discrimination. From micro-aggressions to unconscious bias to toxic workplace environments we’ll explore the implications for women and for a field that prides itself on open and equal public access.

Anne Ackerson and Joan Baldwin are co-founders of the Gender Equity in Museums Movement (GEMM) and co-authors of Leadership Matters: Leading Museums in an Age of Discord (2019, Rowman & Littlefield) and Women in the Museum: Lessons from the Workplace (2017, Routledge). Together they host the museum blog Leadership Matters and speak frequently at local, regional, and national conferences.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Robert Lehman Foundation.

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