10 March, 2021
Undeniably, gender inequality remains pervasive in the art world. Women still occupy fewer directorships at museums with budgets over $15 million, holding 30% of art museum director positions and earning 75¢ for every dollar earned by male directors (The Ongoing Gender Gap in Art Museum Directorships, AAMD). Addtionally, three of the most-visited museums in the world, the British Museum, the Louvre and The Metropolitan Museum of Art have never had female directors (NMWA). London Trade Art is a female-driven team, so International Women’s Day is an important occasion for us to mark. In honour of this important day, we caught up with London Trade Art CEO, Francesca Casiraghi, to see how she views gender disparity in the art world today.