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Women are increasingly getting the top museum jobs. Will more of them finally get equal pay?

Category: Career Management
The long-standing and systemic gender pay gap among museum leaders has been a thorny area. (Washington Post illustration/iStock)

The gender pay gap in museums continues to be a source for discussion and debate. In this article, Peggy McGlone of the Washington Post outlines some of the recent turnover in directors at major institutions in Washington, DC and the discrepancy in their pay versus their predecessors.

“To pay somebody less because you can, that kind of deal hunting, when it is less transparent it is more insidious.”

– Michelle Epps, president of the national Emerging Museum Professionals Network

July 2 It began with a flurry of landmark appointments. Last year, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum welcomed Ellen Stofan as its first female director, and then Anthea Hartig was named the first woman to helm the popular National Museum of American History.

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