At her office as the curator of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery Prague we discussed: International academic standards, How to get the attention of a curator, How a museum exhibition gets created, How artists get their work in museum collections, The Tate Modern acquisitions committees, Australasia, Find your Passion early, the film ‘My Date with Drew‘, and the financing of a museum.
Dr Julia Tatiana Bailey is a PhD-qualified art historian, specialising in the visual culture of the Cold War, and the relationship between art, state politics and movements for civil rights and independence.
Julia is lead curator for post-1945 international art at the National Gallery Prague (Národní galerie Praha), responsible for exhibitions, acquisitions and collections management. Julia has worked in major art museums in Europe and the United States for over twelve years. She has previously held staff positions at the V&A, Tate Modern and the Royal Academy of Arts, been a fellow at the Smithsonian Institution, and accepted independent commissions at the Art Institute of Chicago, Museo Reina Sofía and the Venice Biennale. She is an accredited PRINCE2 Practitioner and undertaking a graduate diploma in Management.