Tate’s Maria Balshaw on sector’s future

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Gina Fairley, Tate Director delivers hard line on the future of museums, American Alliance of Museums, 10 April 2018

In this post, Gina Fairley interviews Tate Director Maria Balshaw about the current state and future of museums concerning gender equity, the ways that museums can effectively connect with younger audiences, and global curatorial exchanges between the UK and Australia.

“In the next three years we will be really focused across all four Tates on how we meet the enthusiasm and demands of a young audience. There will be a real focus on how the institution might need to change to serve that younger generation, who are digitally native, who are intellectually curious, who are activist, who want and need civic spaces and are curious about how artists think about the world,”

-Maria Balshaw

Directors of Tate and MCA join in launching the acquisition of artworks across their institutions with the assistance of Qantas; photo ArtsHub When Sir Nicholas Serota left the directorship of the Tate galleries after 28 years, it was a woman who stepped into the UK’s top culture sector job for the first time in British history.

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