The Easel

Nicholas Serota: art’s modern champion

Nicholas Serota is “one of the world’s greatest museum directors”.  Probably no exaggeration. During his 28 years as director, Tate has become the world’s most visited modern art museum, has opened a major extension and established a strong network of regional galleries. Friendlier public attitudes toward contemporary art might be an even greater legacy. The fascinating back story of how it all happened is here.