Blake TV


Feb. 12, 2008

This week's interview features the director of the Whitworth Art Gallery, Dr Maria Balshaw. Name - Dr Maria Balshaw Current job and place of employment - Director, The Whitworth Art Gallery What did you study at sixth form or college? - English Literature, History, Geography Did you go to University or any other higher education institution? If so, where and what did you study? - English Literature and Cultural Studies BA at the University of Liverpool - MA and PhD at the University of Sussex What was or who was the biggest influence on your choice of career? - Artists, especially from the early 20th Century in the US and Europe Any other comments? - I have had more than one career; three in fact! It took me until my mid 30s to work out what I really wanted to do, as opposed to things that I was good at but didn't love. I think you need to look on finding a career as a lifetime project. Download the video interview with Dr Maria Balshaw

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