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Cultural Capital: The State of Museums and Their Investing

June 21, 2022

Upstart Co-Lab, the Association of Art Museum Directors, and the Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums completed a first-of-its-kind survey of U.S. museums of art and design to establish their current level of impact investing activity and profile first-mover museums exploring the integration of values, mission, and investment. Sixty-one independent museums of art and design in the U.S., representing nearly $10 billion of endowment assets, responded to this survey. This report shares the findings of the survey and explores insights from interviews with respondents.

The Ongoing Gender Gap in Art Museum Directorships

March 22, 2017

In a 2014 report, AAMD and the National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) found that a gender gap existed in art museum directorships. We found that women held less than half of directorships, that the average female director's salary lagged behind that of the average male director, and that these phenomena were most persistent in the largest museums. Three years later, despite press attention and field-wide dialogue on the topic, the gender gap persists, although trends showing incremental gains in some areas of pay and employment representation deserve recognition.

Art Museums by the Numbers 2016

January 9, 2017

"Art Museums by the Numbers" is released annually by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) to inform thinking both inside and outside the field on art museums' operations and how they serve their communities. The report provides an overview of the field with benchmarking data drawn from AAMD's yearly member survey. The report was first released in 2014; as the data set grows each year, AAMD tracks changes over time to present insights on the vital role art museums play throughout North America.In addition to information on revenue and expenses, attendance, collections and admissions, this year "Art Museums by the Numbers" includes two new data points to illustrate the civic role museums play within their communities: the number of schools served and the number of volunteers who dedicated their time to supporting AAMD member museums.With little fluctuation between the 2014, 2015, and 2016 data sets, there is a strong indication of continued stability in the art museum field.