Museum Workers Speak

We are activist museum workers interrogating the relationship between museums’ stated commitments to social value and their internal labor practices.

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Your contribution supports one museum worker. Every relief fund cycle we aim to fulfill as many applicant requests as the fund can support.

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Paula Santos

$3k USD since May 2020

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Thinkwell Group Inc

$3k USD since Feb 2021

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Catherine Saunders

$1k USD since Dec 2020

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Erika Robertson

$500 USD since Sep 2020

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Dina Bailey

$500 USD since Feb 2021

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Kelsey Livingston

$500 USD since Mar 2021

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Susanna Pyatt

$500 USD since Mar 2021

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Mark Driscoll

$500 USD since Mar 2021

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Jessica BrodeFrank

$400 USD since Feb 2021

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Molly Magnell

$304 USD since Mar 2021

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Amanda Tobin

$300 USD since Feb 2021

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Stephanie Schwartz

$250 USD since Apr 2021

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Rachel Hill

$231 USD since Dec 2020

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Franklin Vagnone

$200 USD since Feb 2021

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Rebecca Mir

$200 USD since Feb 2021

Organizations

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Rockman et al Cooperative, Inc.

$3k USD since Dec 2020

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Impact Assets

$500 USD since Jun 2020

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ExposeYourMuseum LLC

$500 USD since Mar 2021

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POW! (Paul Orselli Workshop, Inc.)

$500 USD since Mar 2021

Museum Workers Speak is all of us

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Paula Santos

Admin

Total contributions

$3,400 USD

Solidarity with Museum Workers

Shaelyn Amaio

Admin

Total contributions

$50 USD

Solidarity with Museum Workers

Thinkwell Gro...

Financial Contributor

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$3,000 USD

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Rockman et al...

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$2,500 USD

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Catherine Sau...

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$1,000 USD

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Intuit: The C...

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$900 USD

Together with a board member donation, Intuit donated $1,000, proceeds from its re-opening month's admissions. Thanks, visitors and members!

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$500 USD

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from Bob Beatty

+$50.00USD
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Today’s balance

$16,297.53 USD

Total raised

$17,909.29 USD

Total disbursed

$1,611.76 USD

Estimated annual budget

$19,257.35 USD

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Museum Workers Speak Relief Fund

Let us be frank: museum workers were already in crisis before the effects of COVID-19 hit. So many have been scrambling to get by, living paycheck-to-paycheck, piecing together multiple part-time jobs, taking out loans a...
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Published on May 10, 2020 by Paula Santos

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It has become clear to us that when our institutions will not stand in solidarity with us, we must stand in solidarity with one another.

The Museum Workers Relief Fund operates by the principles of mutual aid: organized by and for museum workers, founded on equity, trust, solidarity, and empowerment of our members, without conditions. We will gather the voices of museum workers offering and asking for aid and, together, we will advocate for a transformation of museum culture that will center dignity, justice, and humanity.

Who is eligible for aid? Any museum worker in the U.S. who has been laid off, furloughed, or otherwise severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are intended for museum workers in the most precarious financial situations, even pre-crisis

Who should donate?

Museum workers who are still employed, people who love museums, museum board members, museum donors, and anyone looking to support people who bring arts and culture to you daily. We recognize that even for those museum workers who have not been adversely affected by pay cuts and job losses, many are still on tight budgets. Small acts of solidarity add up to a movement! If 5,000 people donated $12 (or 1% of one stimulus check) right now, we would easily meet our initial goal and then some. If you have more than $12 to give, we gratefully welcome your support.

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Paula Santos

Admin

Solidarity with Museum Workers

Shaelyn Amaio

Admin

Solidarity with Museum Workers