Museum Workers Speak

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

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Small acts of solidarity add up to a movement. Contribute what you can to the Museum Workers Relief Fund.

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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

$3,400 USD since May 2020

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Thinkwell Group Inc

$3,000 USD since Feb 2021

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Catherine Saunders

$2,033 USD since Dec 2020

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Dina Bailey

$1,000 USD since Feb 2021

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Erika Robertson

$500 USD since Sep 2020

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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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Cesar Delgadillo (c/o Museum Studies Graduate Association at USF)

$500 USD since Jun 2021

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Amanda Tobin

$400 USD since Feb 2021

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Paula Santos

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Catherine Sau...

Solidarity with Museum Workers

$2,033 USD

Dina Bailey

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$1,000 USD

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Today’s balance

$10,809.14 USD

Total raised

$21,430.76 USD

Total disbursed

$10,621.62 USD

Estimated annual budget

$20,577.86 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.