The Carlos Museum is committed to diversity and social change with the hiring of a new director

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Kim brings to Emory a story of socially responsible change that resonates with the Carlos Museum’s values ​​of diversity, equity, inclusion, ethical collecting, and responsiveness to cultural concerns. At the Aga Khan Museum, Kim has created programs and exhibits related to current events such as the crisis in Syria and anti-immigration and anti-Muslim sentiment.

“We can play an important role in addressing issues of racial inequality and historical wrongs, as well as promoting community strengths that are built on diversity and a push toward greater inclusion,” Kim said in the statement. Press. “Museums can be teachers as well as advocates, but above all they must be examples, embracing the present, the personal and the uncomfortable.”

According to Kim, “The museum has an exceptionally close relationship with Emory faculty. This collaboration has made it a very successful educational museum. . . It is incredibly active in using its collections to support teaching in arts and non-arts programs. I look forward to seeing how this can be developed and developed in partnership with faculty. »

Kim, a Harvard and Oxford graduate, sees a deep connection between learning and community. To that end, he wants to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the greater Atlanta community and within the university, mirroring President Gregory L. Fenves and Bellamkonda’s calls for Emory to fight against the racial and social injustice. Kim suggests the way forward is in partnership with Emory Libraries.

Kim’s focus and expertise reflect the changing vision and landscape of university museums. “We also need to engage in difficult discussions about the impact of global oppression and slavery – practices that, in many cases, are tied to our own artifacts and museum collections,” said Valeda F. Dent. , vice-rector at Emory Libraries and Museum, in the ad. “Museums can bring history to life and uncover those previously untold stories.”


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ArtsATL (www.artsatl.org), is a non-profit organization that plays a vital role in educating and informing the public about the arts and culture of the metro Atlanta area. Founded in 2009, ArtsATL’s goal is to help build a sustainable arts community contributing to the economic and cultural health of the city.

If you have any questions about this or other partnerships, please contact Senior Director of Partnerships Nicole Williams at [email protected].

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