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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Museums Today: "For Love or Money: Confronting the State of Museum Salaries"

Kristina Durocher, Dawn Estabrooks Salerno, and Mark S. Gold, editors

Wednesday, October 21st

6pm EDT

Low and unequal rates of pay have been endemic in the international museum profession for decades. For Love or Money dissects the cold, startling statistics about the shocking worldwide inequality of pay in the profession—and details the inspiring initiatives now being taken to resolve the problem once and for all. This authoritative book brings a highly critical focus to bear on both the causes and the resulting effects of pay inequality on both staff and institutions. But it also proposes effective strategies to remedy the problem and defines the benefits which fair and equitable pay will achieve.

About the Presenters 

Kristina Durocher is director of the Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire. She also serves on the board of the Association of Academic Museums & Galleries.

Dawn Estabrooks Salerno is Executive Director of the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She also serves on several New Bedford leadership groups including the local Cultural Council, NBCreative, and the Education Foundation where she sits on the executive committee.

Mark S. Gold is a partner in the law firm of Smith Green & Gold, LLP, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He holds a degree in Economics and International Studies from American University, a law degree from Georgetown University, and a Masters in Museum Studies from Harvard University.

How to Participate

To participate, register below and we will email you a link and instructions for joining the program on Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts  (6 p.m. EDT). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included. 

About the Museums Today Series

Each month during the academic year, museum leaders lead lively online discussions about critical issues in the field. This series is presented in partnership with the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries.

In partnership with the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries.

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