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Baltic Center for Contemporary Art Appoints New Director

The Baltic Center for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England has announced the appointment of Sarah Munro as the institution’s new director. When she starts her new post in November, Munro will be the first female director of the center since its opening in 2002. Munro was previously situated in Glasgow as both head of arts for the city organization Glasgow Life and the artistic director of Tramway, where she led a successful bid to bring the presentation of the Turner Prize to Scotland for the first time.

In her work for Glasgow Life, Munro initiated and coproduced the 2014 exhibition “Generation, 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland,” a series of shows at over sixty venues that included a generation of renowned Scottish artists such as Richard Wright, Simon Starling, Martin Boyce, Cathy Wilkes, Douglas Gordon, Christine Borland, Claire Barclay, Michael Fullerton, and Duncan Campbell, among others.

In addition to her posts at those two organizations, Munro is also chair of the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art; vice chair of the Pier Art Center in Orkney, Scotland; and an advisory member for the MLitt in contemporary art curatorial practice at the Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow University. She earned an honors masters degree in politics and philosophy from University of Dundee and holds a PG Diploma from City University, London.