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Museums Today: For Love or Money: Confronting the State of Museum Salaries

For Love or Money book


Join us online for an engaging discussion with Kristina Durocher, Dawn Estabrooks Salerno, and Mark S. Gold, editors of the new book For Love or Money: Confronting the State of Museum Salaries. 

About the Book

Low and unequal rates of pay have been endemic in the international museum profession for decades. For Love or Money dissects the cold, startling statistics about the shocking worldwide inequality of pay in the profession—and introduces the inspiring initiatives now being taken to resolve the problem once and for all. This authoritative book brings a highly critical focus to bear on both the causes and the resulting effects of pay inequality on staff and institutions. But it also proposes effective strategies to remedy the problem and defines the benefits which fair and equitable pay will achieve.


Kristina Durocher, director, Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire

Dawn Estabrooks Salerno, executive director, Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum, New Bedford, MA

Mark S. Gold, partner, Smith Green & Gold LLP, Pittsfield, MA

How to Participate

To participate, register online, and we will email you a link and instructions for joining the program on Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts  (6 p.m. EDT). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included. 

About the Museums Today Series

Each month during the academic year, museum leaders lead lively online discussions about critical issues in the field. This series is presented in partnership with the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries. Browse upcoming programs