Tate Director delivers hard line on the future of museums

Maria Balshaw is no stranger to strong talk; in a conversation with ArtsHub she tackles the topics of gender equity, technology, and youth as pathways to the museum sector's future.
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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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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina