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Timeline

    1. December 2021

      1. "Virginia's Massive Robert E. Lee Statue Has Been Removed" Monuments, Protest External Link 1
      2. MOCA Los Angeles employees still negotiating first contract with museum leaders after unionizing two years ago Staff, Union External Link 1 External Link 2
    2. November 2021

      1. Founding of MFA Boston Union Staff, Union External Link 1 External Link 2
      2. Departure of Whitney Museum's Curator Christopher Y. Lew Departure, Staff External Link 1
    3. October 2021

      1. Land Back Art Campaign Indigenous Rights, Protest External Link 1
      2. Founding of Baltimore Museum of Art Union Staff, Union External Link 1 External Link 2
      3. Report: Cultural institutions took federal money but still let go of workers COVID-19, Staff External Link 1
    4. September 2021

      1. Departure of MOCA Los Angeles Director Klaus Bisenbach Departure, Museum Directors, Staff External Link 1
    5. August 2021

      1. Founding of Brooklyn Museum Union Local 2110 Staff, Union External Link 1 External Link 2
      2. Departure of MFA Boston's Chief of Learning and Community Engagement Makeeba McCreary Departure, Retention, Staff External Link 1
      3. Founding of Whitney Museum Union Staff, Union External Link 1 External Link 2
    6. July 2021

      1. Departure of Philadelphia Museum of Art's Director and CEO Timothy Rub Departure, Museum Directors External Link 1
      2. Departure of the Phillips Collection's Director and CEO's Dorothy Kosinski Departure, Museum Directors External Link 1
      3. Departure of Palm Springs Art Museum's Curator Rochelle Steiner Departure, Staff External Link 1
    7. June 2021

      1. Berlin Museum Board to Negotiate Return of Benin Bronzes Repatriation External Link 1
      2. Departure of Phoenix Art Museum's Director Tim Rodgers Departure, Museum Directors External Link 1
      3. Departure of Memphis Brooks Museum of Art's Director Emily Ballew Neff Departure, Museum Directors External Link 1
    8. May 2021

      1. Departure of PAFA's Director Brooke Davis Anderson Departure, Museum Directors External Link 1
      2. Departure of Winterthur Museum's Director and CEO Carol B. Cadou Departure, Museum Directors External Link 1
    9. April 2021

      1. Founding MASS MoCA Union Local 2110 Staff, Union External Link 1 External Link 2
      2. Op-ed: LaTanya S. Autry A Black Curator Imagines Otherwise Departure, Staff External Link 1
      3. Departure of MOCA Los Angeles Senior Curator Mia Locks DEAI, Departure, EDIA, IDEA, Staff External Link 1
      4. Departure of Wadsworth's CEO Tom Loughman Departure, Staff External Link 1
      5. Founding of Strike MoMA Artist-Driven Activism, Protest, Strike, White Supremacy External Link 1 External Link 2
    10. March 2021

      1. Departure of MoMA Chairman Leon Black Boards / Trustees, Museum External Link 1
      2. Departure of Bellevue Arts Museum Executive Director Benedict Heywood Departure, Staff External Link 1
      3. Atlanta spa shootings Anti-Asian Hate, Mass Shooting, Racism External Link 1
    11. February 2021

      1. Baltimore Museum of Art receives $1M for equity initiatives Diversity, Exhibitions, Museum Collections External Link 1
      2. Departure of MOCA Los Angeles Human Resources Director Carlos Viramontes Departure, Staff External Link 1
      3. Departure of Newfield's Director and CEO Charles Venable Departure, Museum Directors External Link 1
      4. First Collective Bargaining Agreement with IUOE Local 30 Guggenheim Workers Union Staff, Union External Link 1 External Link 2
      5. Cultural Workers address Indianapolis Museum of Art job posting controversy Controversy, Racism, Staff External Link 1
      6. Departure of SFMOMA's Director Neal Benezra Departure, Museum Directors, Staff External Link 1
      7. Metropolitan Museum of Art considers deaccessioning part of their collection to gather funds for care of their collection due to COVID-19 challenges. Museum Collections, Staff External Link 1
      8. Departure of Carnegie Museum of Art's Deputy Director Ronald Lee Newman Departure, Staff External Link 1
    12. January 2021

      1. Departure of MCA Chicago's Chief Curator Michael Darling Departure, Staff External Link 1
      2. Time's Up Museums changes its name to Museums Moving Forward