[Act Now!] “Cultural Leadership in Changing Times; Gender, Power and Uncertainty” by Dr Maria Balshaw CBE, Director of Tate on 28 Mar
UOB Behind the Scenes Lecture Series
Cultural Leadership in Changing Times; Gender, Power and Uncertainty
Date & Time: 28 March 2019 (Thu) | 6:45PM
Venue: Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Dr Maria Balshaw CBE, Director of Tate
Free Admission. Registration required.
Dr Maria Balshaw CBE
Director of Tate
Dr Maria Balshaw is Director of Tate, a role she has held since June 2017. She has overall responsibility for Tate’s strategic direction and day to day operations. As Director, Maria is also the Accounting Officer appointed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
Previously, as Director of the Whitworth, University of Manchester and Manchester City Galleries, Maria was responsible for the artistic and strategic vision for each gallery. As Director of Culture for Manchester City Council from 2013-2017, Maria played a leading role in establishing the city as a major cultural centre.
Maria is a Board Member of The Clore Leadership Programme and Manchester International Festival, she was a Board Member of Arts Council England until March 2018. Maria was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the arts in June 2015.
This talk will reflect on Dr Maria Balshaw’s life and career in academia, the arts and museums as a series of unusual lessons about the challenges of leading beyond disciplinary training and the joys of embracing creative failure. She will reflect on the positive changes and remaining challenges for women leaders, in the rapidly shifting political and cultural environment arts leaders are required to work in today.
Please contact Ms Angela Chau ([email protected])
Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong
Cultural Leadership Advanced Programme