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Julian Spalding

Julian Spalding, museum director, writer. Director Scottish Football Association Museum Trust, 1995. Fellow Museum Association; member Crafts Council, British Council, Guild St. George (board director 1983-2005, master 1996-2005).

Background

  • Spalding, Julian was born on June 15, 1947 in England. Son of Eric and Margaret Grace (Savager) Spalding.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Fine Arts honors, University Nottingham.

    Career

    • Art. assistant Leicester (England) Museum Art Gallery, 1970-1971, Durham (England) Light Infantry Museum and Arts Gallery, 1971-1972. Keeper Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, England, 1972-1976. Deputy director arts Sheffield City Council, 1976-1982, director arts, 1982-1985.

      Director Manchester (England) City Art Galleries, 1985-1989. Acting director National Museum Labour History, Manchester, 1987-1988. Director Glasgow (Scotland) Museum, 1989-1998.

      Research fellow National Museum, Denmark, 1999-2000. Founder Campaign for Drawing, since 2000. Director Niki De Saint Phalle Foundation, 1994-2001.

    Works

    • The Art of Wonder: A History of Seeing
    • Destined to become an indispensable classic, this fresh and invigorating guide to appreciating the world's art encourages readers to trust their own instincts, tastes, eyes and experiences.

    Membership

    Director Scottish Football Association Museum Trust, 1995. Fellow Museum Association. Member Crafts Council, British Council, Guild St. George (board director 1983-2005, master 1996-2005).

    Connections

    • Married Frances Spalding, 1974 (divorced 1991). 1 child; Married Gillian Tait, September 21, 1991.
    • father: Eric Spalding
    • mother: Margaret Grace (Savager) Spalding
    • spouses: Frances Spalding
    • Gillian Tait
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    Born June 15, 1947
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1970 - 1971
      Art. assistant, Leicester (England) Museum Art Gallery
    • 1971 - 1972
      Art. assistant, Leicester (England) Museum Art Gallery
    • 1972 - 1976
      keeper Mappin Art Gallery
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1985 - 1989
      director, Manchester (England) City Art Galleries
    • 1987 - 1988
      acting director, National Museum Labour History
      Manchester, United Kingdom
    • 1989 - 1998
      director, Glasgow (Scotland) Museum
    • 1999
      research fellow, National Museum
      Denmark
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