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Vision

To create a more just museum sector by 2030.

Mission

MMF is an independent, limited-life organization devoted to envisioning and creating a more just museum sector by 2030. Together with a diverse network of museums, cultural workers, and philanthropists across the US, MMF drives urgent conversations about the most effective ways to make and measure real change inside museum workplaces. Through data, discourse, and empowerment, MMF is committed to the evolution of museums toward equity by improving the working conditions and lives of cultural workers.


MMF TEAM

Jen Benoit-Bryan Research Advisor
Jason Dubs Grants Administrator 
Liz Levine Publications & Events Manager
Mia Locks Executive Director
Cathy Richmond Robinson Initiatives Administrator

Editorial council

Katherine Brinson, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Marissa Del Toro, NXTHVN
Ruba Katrib, MoMA PS1
Alex Klein, The Contemporary Austin
Liz Munsell, Jewish Museum
Margot Norton, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

board of stakeholders

Makeda Best, Treasurer, Oakland Museum of California Art
Connie Butler, MoMA PS1
Rujeko Hockley, Whitney Museum of American Art
Naima Keith, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Christine Y. Kim, Tate Modern
Mia Locks, President, Independent Curator
Matthew Villar Miranda, Secretary, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

Vision Council

Sarah Arison, Founding Member
Allison Berg, Founding Member
Dawn and Chris Fleischner, Founding Members
Jane Hait, Founding Member
Michi Jigarjian, Founding Member
Rashid Johnson
Miyoung Lee, Founding Member
Marley Lewis, Founding Member
Jarl Mohn, Founding Member

Advisory council

Diane Jean-Mary, Black Trustee Alliance
Jenni Kim, Independent
Brooke A. Minto, Columbus Museum of Art
Jessica Morgan, Dia Art Foundation
Kelli Morgan, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Melissa A. Passman, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Christine Steiner, Attorney at Law
Olga Viso, Phoenix Art Museum and ASU Art Museum


Acknowledgements

This project is the direct result of the labor of many people who have attended meetings and convenings, reviewed documents, assisted with grant writing, participated in roundtables, conducted research and outreach, offered critical feedback, and acted as thought partners along the way. We wish to acknowledge the following individuals and offer our profound gratitude for their contributions to MMF in its different formations:
Nora Abrams, Carla Acevedo-Yates, Christine Anagnos, Liz Andrews, Anniessa Antar, Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Rachael Arauz, Morgan Arenson, Candice Banjes-Small, Stephanie Barron, Emma Batman, Kristen Becker, Naomi Beckwith, Michelle Bedford, Jen Benoit-Bryan, Makeda Best (Founding Member), Sarah Bodinson, Katherine Brinson (Founding Member), Charlotte Burns, Johanna Burton, Connie Butler (Founding Member), Elisabeth Callihan, Nikki Columbus, Lauren Cornell, Deborah Cullen-Morales, Russell Davis, Melody Buyukozer Dawkins, Marissa Del Toro (Founding Member), Leah Dickerman (Founding Member), Jason Dubs (Founding Member), Buffy Easton, Adrienne Edwards, Mario Einaudi, Carol Eliel, Anne Ellegood, Ruth Erickson, Amber Esseiva, Cheryl Finley, Michelle Millar Fisher, Lori Fogarty, Wendy Fox-Kirk, Glorimar Garcia, Miki Garcia, Amy Gilman, Thelma Golden, Rita Gonzalez, Madeleine Grynsztejn, Marcela Guerrero, Michael Guidetti, Deana Haggag, Kathy Halbreich, Julia Halperin, Larissa Harris, Lauren Haynes, Casandra Hernández Faham, Megan Heuer, Elsa Hiltner, Rujeko Hockley, Seena Hodges, Genevieve Hoffman, Jen Holmes, Candice Hopkins, L. Camille Hébert, Henriette Huldisch, Amanda Hunt, Joanna Hunter, Jane Hyun, Andrea Inokon, Danielle Iwata, Apsara Iyer, Ana Janevski, Ashley James, Jamillah James, Diane Jean-Mary, Gretchen Jennings, Gabriel Kaptchuk, Ruba Katrib (Founding Member), Anna Katz, Naima Keith, Christine Y. Kim (Founding Member), Jenni Kim, Min Jung Kim, Jennie King, Alex Klein (Founding Member), Jennifer Kneivel, Emily Koh, Drew Kugler, Michelle Kuo (Founding Member), Saida Largaespada, Yvonne Lee, Alexandra Letvin, Liz Levine, Emily Liebert, Frances Lloyd-Baynes, Mia Locks (Founding Member), Hailey Loman, Sharon Maidenberg, Lisa Mark (Founding Member), Courtney Martin, Rebecca Matalon, Akemi May, Makeeba McCreary, Kimberli Meyer, Brooke A. Minto, Matthew Villar Miranda (Founding Member), Helen Molesworth (Founding Member), Micki Meng, Porchia Moore, Jessica Morgan (Founding Member), Kelli Morgan (Founding Member), Catherine Morris, Liz Munsell (Founding Member), Asma Naeem, Margot Norton (Founding Member), ​​María Elena Ortiz, Jane Panetta, Jessie Park, Anne Pasternak, Melissa A. Passman, Harsh Patel, Jackie Peterson, Savannah Peykani, Lisa Phillips, Judith Pineiro, Jessica Porter, Ido Radon, Laura Raicovich, Emily Rales, Loring Randolph, Eva Respini, Veronica Roberts, Cathy Richmond Robinson, Victoria Rogers, Legacy Russell, Claire Ruud, Siddhartha V. Shah, Yayoi Shionoiri, Kathleen Shiroma, Xaviera Simmons, Melanie Sirisoma, Franklin Sirmans, Lise Soskolne, Cara Starke, Christine Steiner, Megan Steinman, Sarah Stifler, Kailee Stovall, Terrie Sultan, Sarah Suzuki, Lumi Tan, Eugenie Tsai, Mayank Varia, Marie Vickles, Olga Viso (Founding Member), Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Angela Yang, Christina Yang, X Zhu, Diva Zumaya


Logos for Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and Terra Foundation for American Art

MMF has been generously supported by the Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Tremaine Foundation, and Terra Foundation for American Art, and by the members of our Vision Council. MMF is a 501c3 nonprofit.