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U-M Museum Of Art Announces Commitment To Anti-Racist Action

Oct 9, 2020

The University of Michigan Museum of Art announced a commitment to anti-racist action.  

In addition to displaying a large Black Lives Matter banner at the entrance of their facility, the museum plans to amplify Black, indigenous, and people of color perspectives and voices at their galleries, exhibitions, and on their website.  Christopher Ankney is the director of marketing and public relations for the museum and says they also want to make the museum a safer and more comfortable venue for the public.

Christopher Ankney: That includes things like translating art and museum visitor guides into languages spoken by the community.  

Museum employees will also be required to participate in anti-racist staff development and education training.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu