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Sarah Victoria Turner

Sarah Turner is Director of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London, which is part of Yale University.

Sarah has overseen many innovative programmes and collaborative projects with partners in the UK and internationally, including establishing the national art writing competition, Write on Art, with Art UK, co-leading the London-Asia research project, and co-writing and co-hosting the Sculpting Lives podcast. She is Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning, open-access journal British Art Studies (since its founding in 2015).  As Director of the PMC, Sarah aims to share the Centre’s resources to support research, curating and education activities as widely as possible and to promote activities that expand and enhance understandings of British art.

As an art historian, she has published widely and co-curated several major exhibitions and much of her writing has focused on the entangled relationships between Britain, the British Empire and South Asia. She has taught at both the University of York and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Sarah is co-chair of BAN’s Steering Group, together with Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain.


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