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Source: Hyperallergic

Museum workers across the U.S. are sharing their salaries on a public spreadsheet in hopes of raising awareness of pay differences and encouraging reform.

The form has gathered information from more than 1,800 contributors, indicating their position, title, salary and demographics information.

The spreadsheet titled “Art/Museum Salary Transparency” is still available for more contributions of information from museum workers across the country. The sheet highlights the growing economic inequality that underlines the art world today.

“Tensions have increased in recent years as museums embark on multimillion-dollar expansion projects, arts staff unionize across the country, and activists scrutinize the ethics of institutional funding,” Hyperallergic reports

Many beliefs about the pay gaps across museum staff are being reconfirmed, with a select few in the high ranks getting paid millions, while those in the lowest ranks getting paid barely enough to get by.

Read Full Story: Hyperallergic

 

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Museum Workers Share Their Salaries Publicly in Hopes of Reform

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