Clore Leadership Programme
Clore Leadership Programme

Clore People


Clore Fellows, Contributors, Trustees, Clore Mentors

Clore Fellows, Contributors, Trustees, Clore Mentors

Dr Maria Balshaw

Director Manchester City Galleries and Whitworth Art Gallery, Trustee

Maria Balshaw CBE is Director of the Whitworth Art Gallery (Museum of the Year 2015), University of Manchester and the Manchester City Galleries.

As Director of these two major institutions, holding internationally important collections of fine and decorative art of more than 80,000 objects, she is responsible for the artistic and strategic vision for each gallery.  

In August 2013 she also took on Strategic Lead for Culture for Manchester City Council.  An academic by training, she has worked as an administrator and Director within the cultural sector for the past 10 years.  


Fellowship: Creative Partnerships Fellowship
Year: 2004


Region: UK
Role When Applying: Director, Creative Partnerships Birmingham
Funding partners: Creative Partnerships


Mentor to:
Chan Siu Tung, Dominique


Mentor: Sandy Nairne, CBE


Secondments: Birmingham Royal Ballet


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