News Recap: December 1, 2017

A weekly update of art world news.

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The Louvre was the World’s Most Instagrammed Museum in 2017
Instagram released its 2017 report on the most popular tags and locations shared on the photography app around the globe. Coming in #1 for museums world-wide was the Louvre, followed by the Met and MoMA. The Museum of Ice Cream also made the list, tenth globally and sixth in the USA, beating out museums like the San Francisco MoMA and the Guggenheim. The ten most popular hashtags of 2017 included #photography #photooftheday and #picoftheday.
Read the full story (ArtNews)

The NMAAHC Offers Free Digitization Services to African American Families
As a part of Washington D.C.’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s new program, The Great Migration Movie Project, African American families can have their analog films digitized for free. The digitized pieces will contribute to the museum’s archives as a part of its Community Curation Program and will likely become an exhibition in the future.
Read the full story (PetaPixel)

The Ford and Walton Foundations are Diversifying Art Museums
It’s a well-known fact that the majority of those in leadership positions in museums around the world are white. The Ford and Walton foundations have launched a $6 million Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative, granting museums in the United States funds to increase the number of people of color in mid- and senior-level positions to 30% collectively by 2025. A statement from the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative said, “For museums to be truly inviting public spaces, they must better reflect the communities they serve.” Recipients of the fund include the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the St. Louis Art Museum.
Read the full story (ArtNet News)

The Museum of Selfies is coming to LA
In January of 2018, the Museum of Selfies will open in Glendale in Los Angeles, exploring the 40,000-year history of self-representation through science, art, and culture. Tickets will be $25.
Read the full story (TimeOut)