Sarah Munro has been appointed the new director of the Baltic in Gateshead

Sarah Munro appointed director of Baltic

Rebecca Atkinson, 10.08.2015
Glasgow Life’s head of art to replace Godfrey Worsdale
Sarah Munro, the head of arts at Glasgow Life, has been appointed the director of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead.

She will replace Godfrey Worsdale, who is leaving the organisation to become director of the Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green, Hertfordshire. 

Munro, who will take up her new position in November, has been head of arts at Glasgow Life and artistic director of contemporary arts venue Tramway since 2012.

During that time she led the bid for Scotland to host the Turner Prize 2015, and was instrumental in the initiation and co-production of Generation, a series of contemporary art exhibitions that ran across Scotland in 2014 and attracted more than 1.4 million visitors.

Munro’s responsibilities at Glasgow Life include the Glasgow International festival, the Gallery of Modern Art’s temporary exhibitions programme and the Merchant City Festival.

She is also the chairwoman of Glasgow International, vice-chair of the Pier Art Centre in Orkney, and an advisory member for the master’s in curatorial practice at Glasgow School of Art.

Peter Buchan, the chairman of Baltic’s board of trustees, said: “Her undoubted success in developing the lively and world-class arts and cultural scene in Glasgow makes her the ideal person to join Baltic and build on the achievements we have made over 13 years.

“Munro is a passionate and ambitious cultural leader with a proven track record in showcasing the best of international contemporary art, strong collaboration and energising artistic communities and creative industries.”