LONDON – The Board of Trustees of Tate has appointed Anna Lowe as Youth Engagement Tate Trustee, to bring the views of the next generation to the highest level of the museum’s decision-making process. The appointment, which has been made by the Prime Minister, began March 1 for a period of four years. Lowe is the youngest serving Board member at a UK national museum or gallery.
“I am thrilled to be appointed Tate’s first trustee with a focus on young people,” said Lowe. “I am joining the Board at a time when we increasingly live both online and off, empowering many young people to find their own platforms, connections and represent themselves. I look forward to supporting Tate in becoming an enabler and amplifier for the creative energy of young people.”
Anna Lowe, 28, is a digital strategist and trained arts educator with extensive experience in devising and delivering arts programs and digital products. She co-founded Smartify, a multi award-winning app which uses image recognition technology to identify artworks and offer curated information in text, audio, video and Augmented Reality (AR).
She was previously an arts officer for the London Borough of Camden, where she delivered community-driven arts programs, as well as working for the UK’s Creative Industries Federation and producing a free late-night event series at the National Museum of Fine Art in Argentina. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in History from the University of York and a master’s in the Cultural and Creative Industries from King’s College London, and earlier this year she was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 annual list.
Tate also announced today that 60,000 16-to-25-year-olds have now joined Tate Collective. Launched on April 17, 2018, the scheme is free to join online and offers £5 tickets to all Tate’s exhibitions alongside discounts in gallery cafes and shops. In less than a year, it is now believed to be the largest program of its kind for young people at any museum or gallery in the world. Over 57,000 £5 tickets have already been redeemed for exhibitions across all four Tate galleries.