Source: Arts Newspaper

A new program backed by the Association of Art Museum Directors will be adopted by 10 museums across the U.S. in an effort to boost multicultural, and minority students’ participation in the arts.

Both undergraduates and minority students will be awarded opportunities to intern for arts programs through 10 museums, including: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Anchorage Museum, the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the McNay Art Museum, the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Missoula Art Museum, the Montclair Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum, the San Jose Museum of Art and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

The movement came in response to a study that found that less than 30 percent of staff at top U.S. museums are people of color, while 84 percent of the most prestigious positions in museums are held by white individuals.

The program will be funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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