Today we published online the first iteration of Getty’s new Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Plan (PDF). The plan, promised in July, outlines specific actions, starting today, to achieve five goals:
- Develop Getty’s workforce so that it reflects the diversity of Southern California and the nation
- Confront and eliminate racism and discrimination in the workplace
- Improve communication within the Getty community to help contribute to a culture of trust
- Enhance diversity of collections, interpretations, exhibitions, digital content, and public programs
- Deepen engagement between all areas of Getty and BIPOC and other diverse communities locally and nationally
Developed by Getty leadership with the input of staff on Getty’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and staff ideas submitted to the Council, the plan focuses on advancing anti-racist and equitable practices inside Getty, as well as deepening engagement with diverse communities in Los Angeles and beyond. The plan was updated in January 2021 to incorporate additional feedback from Getty staff.
Getty leadership will report regularly on progress toward these goals to the Getty community, including the Board of Trustees. The plan will evolve with continued input from staff and members of local BIPOC-led organizations, as well as in light of the work and experience of peer institutions. As always, we welcome your comments below.
See the entire Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Plan (PDF).
I am a great admirer of the Getty museum and indeed it’s founder.it’s cultural and social goals are unequalled by any such private institution across the globe.
As someone who is multilingual and has been involved with fine arts for many many years I have often wondered why the Getty Foundation does not have a European presence?
It would seem to me that a Getty museum in the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence, would provide a massive stimulus to the aims so eloquently described.
Will this ever be a possibility?