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Sir Alan Bowness
Sir Alan Bowness

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Sir Alan Bowness
(1980 - 1988)

Alan Bowness' directorship saw the creation of Tate Liverpool and the Clore Gallery at Millbank. The success of these projects was largely due to his unflagging enthusiasm and dedication.

He also paved the way for the creation of Tate St Ives by forming links with the Cornish town through taking over the management of the Barbara Hepworth Museum in 1985. His acquisition of Surrealist and American art greatly strengthened these areas of the Collection.

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