The Future Is Now: Developing The Museum In The 21st Century

Dr Maria Balshaw CBE

Tate is at a turning point in its history. Following a major recent capital expansion, this leading collection of museums faces many questions including: How does it meet the future needs of artists? How does it connect to an expanded and more diverse audience across its towns and cities? How does it make the case for the value of art in society?

Art Talk previously on at NGV International in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 04 April 2018 to Wednesday 04 April 2018

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Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Thursday 29 March 2018.
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Visiting from London, Tate Director Maria Balshaw addresses these critical topics for museums at NGV International.

Dr Maria Balshaw CBE

As Director of Tate since June 2017, Maria Balshaw has overall responsibility for Tate’s strategic direction and operations, working to further Tate’s mission to promote the public understanding and enjoyment of British art, and of twentieth-century and contemporary art.

Previously, as Director of the Whitworth, University of Manchester and Manchester City Galleries, Balshaw was responsible for the artistic and strategic vision for each gallery. During this period, she oversaw the £17 million transformation of the Whitworth, subsequently awarded the Art Fund Museum of the Year award for 2015. As Director of Culture for Manchester City Council from 2013-2017, Balshaw played a leading role in establishing the city as a major cultural centre, including the development of a new £110 million arts venue, the Factory, as the new site for Manchester International Festival from 2020.

Maria Balshaw is a Board Member of Arts Council England, the Clore Leadership Programme and Manchester International Festival and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the arts in 2015.