Alistair Hudson appointed as Director for Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth
The University of Manchester and Manchester City Council have today announced that Alistair Hudson, currently Director of the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), will be the new Director of Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth. Alistair will take up his role in the New Year.
He succeeds Maria Balshaw at the Whitworth and Manchester Art Gallery following her appointment as Director of Tate earlier this year. He brings with him a wealth of experience at the forefront of the culture sector and a strong record of championing art as a tool for social change and education.
During the last three years as Director at mima, he set out the institution’s vision as a ‘Useful Museum’, successfully engaging its local communities and responding to the town’s industrial heritage, as well as placing it amongst the most prestigious galleries in the UK.
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