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Are Museums’ Young Patron Groups Meeting Calls for Diversity?

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion

“If we want to create situations and circumstances that more reflect the communities we live in, we have to have better communication and a better understanding of what the community articulates [as] their need”

–Seena Hodges, trustee, Walker Art Center

As demographics change across the United States, particularly in urban centers, and the baby boomers enter old age, the country’s museums are under increasing pressure to make their boards younger and more diverse, and young patrons groups are just one of the resources being tapped as pipelines for the next generation of trustees.

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