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Source: Technology Review

A new study reconfirmed that diversity in collections across some of the biggest museums in the U.S. is severely lacking, white a majority of works made by white, male artists.

The study conducted by Chad Topaz and colleagues at the Williams College in Massachusetts used data mining to unveil details of collections from museums such as the MOMA in New York, the MoMa in San Francisco, and the National Gallery of Washington in D.C.

The study found that the largest portion of art collections are representative of mostly white men, which make up at least 75 percent of collections, white women, which make up under 11 percent of the collections, and Asian men that make up 8 percent of artists represented at these museums.

Researchers noted that the study is reflective of a lack of diversity in the arts sector in general, with white, males making up the majority of leadership positions.

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New Research Reconfirms Lack of Diversity in U.S. Museum Collections

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