The London-based Tate Museum has not formally announced the appointment of Maria Balshaw, current director of the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester and Manchester City Galleries, as the Tate's new director.
Still, the British press reports that an official announcement is 'imminent.' British Prime Minister Theresa May must approve the appointment. If confirmed, Balshaw would become the first woman to hold the prestigious Tate position.
In Manuary 2016, the Tate Modern appointed Frances Morris as their new director in another win for women in the art world. via