Sylvia Lahav in conversation with Victoria Walsh


Sylvia Lahav
From1987 to 1993 Sylvia Lahav was Curator of schools at the Tate Gallery, and from 1994 to 1995 she was Curator responsible for devising and co-ordinating lectures and events and for the planning co-ordination and management of a large varied programme of events, conferences, seminars. From 1996 to 1999 she became Curator of  Public programmes  at the Tate Gallery moving in 2000 to Tate Modern as part of the team established there.

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This recording is part of:

Education Practice at Tate 1970-present
Programme A

Monday 23 February – Friday 27 February 2009

In considering how museums have significantly reconfigured their relationships with audiences over the last decade and given how Learning as a department carries a notable responsibility in developing audiences, this series of interviews with present and past members of Tate staff aims to create an understanding and account of how Education practice within Tate has historically evolved from information and explanation to interpretation, engagement to participation, informal knowledge to professional research.

Questions to be considered in this programme in relation to Education practice are:

  • Since its inception what are the historical legacies of the original Education Department within the operation of Tate and more recently Tate Britain?
  • Where has Education been historically positioned and now?
  • What kind of agency does Education hold within the production and reproduction of knowledge within Tate?
  • What is its relationship to a research practice?
  • How does it configure its publics?