On Wednesday morning Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario announced that Cian Knight has joined the gallery as their first Manager of Diversity and Inclusion. She leaves the Toronto based Centre for Young Black Professionals to take on this new role at the AGO.
In announcing her appointment the Gallery said that following “the Black Lives Matter protests sparked by George Floyd's death the AGO took heed to the urgent call to accelerate our efforts and take a more critical eye towards (diversity). How do we, as a leading Canadian museum, pledge to accurately reflect the diversity of our community through our internal culture, exhibitions, collections and programming?”
“I am looking forward to taking on this new role to lead and partner in efforts of equitable transformation at the AGO,” Knights said. “This is going to be a journey of introspection and accountability in which we all play a role to create change for more actions of inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, anti-oppression and anti-racism.”