A Museum’s Transformation: Cleveland Museum of Art Goes Deep for Inclusion

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
Exterior shot of the facade of the Cleveland Museum of Art, a classical style building with a colunmed portico and wide staircase leading to it.

Museums around the world are struggling to build better ways to be more inclusive of staff and communities. The Cleveland Museum of Art has developed a diversity, equity and inclusion plan as part of their strategic focus to better engage traditionally underserved communities.

“We’re trying to create structural change. And so that requires setting [processes] in motion so that we are becoming as inclusive as possible and not simply doing business as usual.”

– Cyra Levenson, deputy director and head of public and academic engagement, Cleveland Museum of Art

August 29, 2018; Next City Issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are not new to the art museum world. NPQ has reported extensively on the underrepresentation of people of color and the prevalence of white men in museum leadership. (Examples of that coverage can be found here, here, and here.)

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