Tate announces appointment of new director Maria Balshaw

Maria Balshaw’s appointment as the new director of Tate was confirmed today after receiving the Prime Minister’s approval. Announcing the appointment, Chairman of the Trustees of Tate, Lord Browne, said Balshaw has “the vision, drive and stature to lead Tate into its next phase of development”.

A champion of Manchester’s cultural renaissance, Balshaw has been the director of the University of Manchester’s Whitworth Gallery since 2006, director of Manchester City Galleries since 2011, a board member of Arts Council England since 2014 and has recently assumed the role of Director of Culture for Manchester City Council.  Continue reading