The Gender Equity in Museums Movement (GEMM) is a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to raising awareness, affecting change, and championing transparency about intersectional gender equity in the museum workplace.
(Mission Statement, 8/3/2020)
To fulfill this mission, GEMM:
● Promotes equitable and transparent museum workplaces
● Provides direction and offers resources for museum workers
● Collects resources for individuals who are affected by workplace harassment
● Advocates for research and policy development addressing equity issues
● Forms alliances with organizations and coalitions working on related equity issues
Our story: Sometimes one thing leads to another. And common interests lead to action. Anne Ackerson and Joan Baldwin met Jessica Ferey as part of their work on their first book, Leadership Matters, because of Jessica's master's work on women leaders in the arts. The three crossed paths with Marieke Van Damme through her blog, Joyful Museums, and finally in person for "What We Talk About When We (Don't) Talk About Women," a roundtable discussion led by all four at AAM 2016.
That presentation, and the completion of Anne and Joan's manuscript, Women in the Museum: Lessons from the Workplace, prompted the four friends to expand the circle to include Shruthi, Lindsey, Fernanda, Matthew, Scarlett, Grace, and Amy. From there, we created the Gender Equity in Museums Movement and will continue to push for better equity in museums.
Learn more about the GEMM Steering Committee.
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Anne Ackerson (GEMM Co-Founder)
Joan Baldwin (GEMM Co-Founder)
Jessica Ferey (GEMM Co-Founder)