Drew, Joanna. (39 of 50). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    2002-03-18 and 2002-04-05 and 2002-05-02 and 2002-05-23 and 2002-06-28 and 2002-07-11 and 2002-08-15 and 2002-08-29 and 2002-10-03 and 2002-10-17 and 2002-07-11

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    Drew, Joanna 1929-2003 (female)

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    O'Ryan, Lydia (female)

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    Part 39. Details of Joanna Drew's [JD] letter to vice - chairman of the Arts Council [AC] in context of potential applicants for directorship of Tate. Interruption to adjust sound levels. Comments on professional qualities and achievements of Alan Bowness [AB], drawing comparison with Norman Reid [NR], mentions John Rothenstein and Lawrence Gowing in context of directorship of Tate. JD refers to turning down NR's invitation to apply for post of Publications Manager at the Tate; describes Nicholas Serota's [NS] professional career. Anecdote about Kenneth Robinson's response to JD¹s application for job at the Tate; further anecdote about JD's potential secondment as Director of Festival of India, including reference to Sir Roy Shaw. JD describes circumstance leading up to her move to the South Bank; describes circumstances relating to her CBE and the award ceremony itself. Anecdote about Thea Musgrave. JD recalls etiquette of wearing gloves to work

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