Women in the museum

Women in the museum

: Lessons from the workplace

by Joan H Baldwin, Anne W Ackerson
21st June, 2017

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The number of women working in museum settings has grown exponentially since the start of the twentieth century. Women in the Museum explores the professional lives of the sector's female workforce today and examines the challenges they face working in what was, until recently, a male-dominated field.

Drawing on testimony gathered from surveys, focus groups, and interviews with female museum professionals, the book examines the nature of gender bias in the profession, as well as women's varied responses to it. In doing so, it clarifies how women's work in museums differs from men's and reveals the entrenched nature of gender bias in the museum workplace. Offering a clear argument as to why museums must create, foster, and protect an equitable playing field, the authors incorporate a gender equity agenda for individuals, institutions, graduate programs, and professional associations.

Written by experienced museum professionals, Women in the Museum is the first book to examine the topic in depth. It is useful reading for students and academics in the fields of museum studies and gender studies, as well as museum professionals and gender equality advocates.

Joan H. Baldwin is co-founder of the Gender Equity in Museums Movement and a former museum director. She is currently the Curator of Special Collections at The Hotchkiss School, USA, and is co-author of Leadership Matters (2013).

Anne W. Ackerson is co-founder of the Gender Equity in Museums Movement and a former director of the Museum Association of New York, USA. She has managed a number of museums across New York State and is co-author of Leadership Matters (2013).

Details & Specs

Author: Joan H Baldwin Anne W Ackerson

Publisher: Routledge

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781629582351

Publication Date: 21st June, 2017

Pages: 214

Dimensions: 234 x 157 x 13 mm

Notes: illustrations (black and white)

Availability: Available, print on demand, usually dispatched within 7 to 10 days

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