Association of Art Museum Directors
New York, New York

This project documents specific experiences of censorship and how widespread it is in the art museum field. The project examines how these experiences differ based on region, type of museum (e.g., university vs. private), etc. The survey  also attempts to collect instances of state and self-censorship and determine whether, and if so to what extent, a chilling effect has been created among art museums. A survey analysis narrativizes these findings and gestures toward next steps for addressing the issues it documents. This project aims to make the field aware of the current polarization to be found across the United States and how censorship and threats to free speech can and will affect cultural organization’s missions. 

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