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To create a more just museum sector by 2030.


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 advocacy, MMF is committed to the evolution of museums toward equity by improving the working conditions and lives of cultural workers.


Mia Locks Director
Jason Dubs Grants Administrator 
Cathy Richmond Robinson Initiatives Administrator

Editorial council

Katherine Brinson, Curator of Contemporary Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Marissa Del Toro, Assistant Director of Programs and Exhibitions, NXTHVN
Alex Klein, Head Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Contemporary Austin
Liz Munsell, Curator of Contemporary Art, Jewish Museum
Margot Norton, Chief Curator, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

board of stakeholders

Mia Locks, Director and President, Independent Curator
Makeda Best, Treasurer, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, Oakland Museum of California Art
Matthew Villar Miranda, Secretary, Curatorial Associate, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
Connie Butler, Chief Curator, Hammer Museum
Rujeko Hockley, Associate Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
Naima Keith, Vice President of Education and Public Programs, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Advisory council

Jen Benoit-Bryan, Research Director, SMU Data Arts
Diane Jean-Mary, Executive Director, Black Trustee Alliance
Christine Y. Kim, Curator-at-Large, Tate Modern
Jenni Kim, COO, Park Avenue Armory
Brooke A. Minto, Director, Columbus Museum of Art
Jessica Morgan, Director, Dia Art Foundation
Kelli Morgan, Chief Curator, Motown Museum
Melissa A. Passman, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Olga Viso, Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs, Phoenix Art Museum


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, 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, Julia Halperin, Larissa Harris, Lauren Haynes, Casandra Hernández Faham, Megan Heuer, Elsa Hiltner, Rujeko Hockley, Seena Hodges, Genevieve Hoffman, 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, Emily Liebert, Frances Lloyd-Baynes, Mia Locks (Founding Member), Hailey Loman, Sharon Maidenberg, Lisa Mark (Founding Member), Courtney Martin, Akemi May, Makeeba McCreary, Kimberli Meyer, Brooke A. Minto, Matthew Villar Miranda (Founding Member), Helen Molesworth (Founding Member), 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, Eva Respini, Cathy Richmond Robinson (Founding Member), Victoria Rogers, Legacy Russell, Claire Ruud, Siddhartha V. Shah, Yayoi Shionoiri, Kathleen Shiroma, Xaviera Simmons, Melanie Sirisoma, 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

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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.