A new report just published by Museums Moving Forward, an advocacy group, has found that art museum employees in the U.S. face a host of financial and professional challenges. Of the almost 2,000 staffers in the survey, 74% said that they could not cover the cost of living. That group included 29% in executive positions. Most workers need outside subsidies, such as help from family or inherited wealth. 68% said they had considered leaving the field. And on average, it takes 12 years before a museum worker gets a promotion.

Read the full story by Angelica Villa for ARTnews, published October 9, 2023, here:


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