(Emojination/Cooper Hewitt via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has acquired two emoji that have helped broaden diversity for users of the tiny pictures, becoming the third museum to add emoji to their digital collections.
The hijab emoji, as it’s informally known, was submitted in 2016 to the Unicode Consortium, a nonprofit that oversees emoji standards with voting members from the world’s top digital companies.
Roughly 550 million women in the world wear the hijab, Alhumedhi among them, yet there was no emoji to represent them.
Parrott was not involved in development of the couples emoji but noted the significance in promoting greater diversity.
The Cooper Hewitt announcement follows the 2016 acquisition of the original DoCoMo emoji set by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.