#GAReads | The art of diversity: how power is shifting at the top of US museums
Last month, former Nasa scientist Ellen Stofan walked into the National Air and Space Museum in Washington and unlocked the door to the director’s office — which, for the first time, was her own. It was a breakthrough moment, as the museum has always had a male director since it first opened in 1976, until now.
Stofan isn’t alone in her directorship. It seems a flurry of new hires are putting women in the power seat. Carrie Rebora Barratt is the New York Botanical Garden’s new president and CEO, just as Saharah Moon Chapotin has been appointed the new director of the United States Botanic Garden in Washington. Saisha Grayson is also the new time-based media curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.