But where will it go? What we know comes via a press release--from last month--on the web site for downtown magazine LA Life, and from a post today on a Yahoo news group (the post advertises positions available at the museum). Via the press release: "Downtown LA: Christian Martinez publisher of Downtown LA Life Magazine has announced today the formation of a select committee to plan and develop a museum for Downtown Los Angeles. The proposed museum will exhibit and archive the history of Downtown through photography, personal papers, film, art, and the written word."
More about the committee and the museum via their web site:
Christian Martinez, President
Anna Maria Lopez, Chair
Howard Lim, Treasurer
John Cox, Secretary
Dr. & Mrs. Lee
Chief Historical Advisor:
Brent C. Dickerson
University of California, Long Beach
Christie Gaumer, Esq.
Downtown Los Angeles
Departments in Development
(All Mediums - All Languages)
i. Department of Native History
ii. Department of Hispanic History
iii. Migration and Demographics
iv. Social and Political History
v. Non-ethnic and Transcultural History
Architecture, Art, and Design
i. Architecture and Design
ii. Arts and Culture
iii. Environmental Studies
Literature, Poetry, Film, Audio
i. Books, Papers, Monographs, Collections
ii. Poetry Collections
iii. Films, Media extracts, Recordings
And they are also hiring:
(POSITIONS) THE DMA: THE DOWNTOWN MUSEUM ASSOCIATION
Posted by: "Downtown LA Life Magazine" firstname.lastname@example.org morenet.rm
Tue Oct 7, 2008 12:47 pm (PDT)
THE DMA: THE DOWNTOWN MUSEUM ASSOCIATION
We are seeking the following people to join our team. Positions will be paid/part time/full time when the museum is opened. You may be retired, a minority, disabled or have a challenged wellness history. Prefer, but not limited to local candidates. EEOC Diversity.
Computer database knowledge on both MAC/PC platforms is required. Presentation
software knowledge required, PowerPoint. Good communication skills to be
1. Librarian: Organize our proposed library and book / media donations and
research department. 5 years experience. Spanish Required.
2. Associate Historian/professional with a record of being active in Downtown
history projects. Spanish Required.
3. Space/Environmental Designer: designer with a track record of designing
4. Arts Representative: to join the DMA committee (voting position).
Please have a knowledge of the arts in Downtown, with-in an historical context.
5. Museum Curator: Knowledge/experienc e with museums and topic specific
collections in varied mediums. Spanish required.
Positions may required degrees and you may be asked to demonstrate your knowledge of Downtown Los Angeles by oral review.
Please ask for details for each specific position. More positions to be announced. Please send a letter of interest with your qualifications to: