Diversity Committee (DivCom)

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Leadership of Cecile Shellman

Aletheia Wittman - Co-Chair, DivCom
  • New Burke Exhibit Coordinator
  • The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Cecile Shellman - Co-Chair, DivCom
  • Diversity Catalyst
  • Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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Diversity Committee (DivCom)


The vision of the Diversity Professional Network (DivCom) is a field where an active commitment to diversity and inclusion is integral to excellence at every level of museum culture, practice and operations.


The Diversity Professional Network supports the Alliance as a robust source and advocate for best practices in diversity and inclusion through:

– Supporting emerging and current museum professionals that identify as POC, Indigenous, LGBTQI+, having a disability, Immigrant/Refugee and/or as members of another underrepresented group.

– Mentoring and collaborating with museum professionals across the field who are advancing diversity.

– Bringing attention to strategic institutional change efforts and business practices that reflect an active commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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