Gender Matters – Perspectives on leadership

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Gender Matters – Perspectives on leadership

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London

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  • Thursday 19 April 2018
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN


  • Hilary Carty - Director, Clore Leadership Programme
  • Kaywin Feldman - Director of the Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • Amanda Nevill - Chief Executive Officer of BFI
  • Jennifer Scott - Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery

Organised by

  • Sonnet Stanfill - Acting Senior Curator, V&A and Chair, The Courtauld Association Committee
  • Alixe Bovey - Head of Research, The Courtauld Institute of Art)
  • Gabriela Cala-Lesina - Special Partnerships Manager, Whitechapel Gallery
  • Ingrid Guiot - Events Producer, The Courtauld Institute of Art

A panel discussion informed by personal journeys to positions of leadership.

The art world is not gender balanced. 70% of art museum curators are women, yet museum leadership retains a boy’s club reputation. None of the top three most visited art museums (The Louvre, The British Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art) have had a female director, and only four of the directors of the top twenty-five museums are women. Because museums frame the world for us, sometimes literally, museum leadership determines whose art and what kinds of culture count.

The Courtauld Institute of Art educates the directors and curators of many cultural institutions world-wide. To galvanise its 70% female alumnae and all those committed to gender parity in the arts, in 2017-18 The Courtauld will host an events series featuring influential leaders addressing central questions of gender balance in arts leadership.

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