Chisenhale Gallery Director Polly Staple appointed Director of Collection, British Art at Tate

Polly Staple has been appointed Director of Collection, British Art, Tate. Taking up the post in January 2020, Staple will succeed Ann Gallagher in leading the development of the world’s greatest collection of British art, managing the research and acquisition of works from 1500 to the present day. She will work with the curatorial team at Tate Britain, led by the gallery’s Director, Alex Farquharson, and will work alongside her counterpart for Tate’s international collection, Gregor Muir. Staple has been Director of Chisenhale Gallery in London since 2008. She was formerly Director of Frieze Projects (2002-06) and Editor at Large of frieze magazine (2003-08). Her extensive experience in contemporary art has seen her commission projects and curate exhibitions with a wide range of artists, as well as developing new partnerships and award-winning audience engagement programmes. At

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