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Commercial galleries

Cancel art galleries? Staff take grievances against employers to Instagram

Anonymously posted incidents of racism and sexism are forcing greater scrutiny towards problematic behaviour within the industry

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Labour

Crisis at Hunter College: after surprise layoffs, remaining art assistants refuse to work

The part-time staff who were spared from the axe still do not have contracts for the autumn semester, while classes have already started

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Southbank Centre

'Brutal' planned redundancies at London's Southbank Centre called out in open letter

Signatories claim cuts will disproportionately affect Bame staff and question chief executive’s salary

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Private Museums

PinchukArtCenter employees claim to have been sacked after attempting to form trade union

Ukrainian institution says the 28 guides were dismissed to make way for innovation

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Museums

Staff quit in droves at Russian museum as ‘starvation wages’ bite

Deputy director’s swingeing salary cuts trigger resignations of around 50 employees at Moscow theatre museum

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diversity

Representation and diversity: America is changing, but are its art museums?

Most major institutions are still run by white people, are supported by them, and tailor their exhibitions to suit them

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Museums

MoMA investigated by federal agency over allegations of unfair dismissals

“We think the employees were let go in retaliation for their union activities,” says National Labour Relations Board attorney Don Zavelo

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Letters: Gagging clauses imposed on curators forced into early retirement

Secrecy at the old V&A