Dr Veronica Sekules is head of education and research at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, where she was formerly a curator. She is responsible for developing learning and research programmes, educational events and conferences, artists’ projects and residencies, outreach and training with students, schools, teachers and the public.
She was trained as an art historian, specialising in the Middle Ages and 20th century art and is widely published in these areas. She has an MA in education and is an active educational researcher and writer. She is Vice-Chair of engage. From 2004-6 she was on secondment to Tate Britain as project manager for the Visual Dialogues project, producing interpretive resources for a regional partnership of museums in the UK. She has been invited to work as a consultant, to lecture and run projects and workshops for teachers, artists and museum and gallery educators in the UK and internationally.
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is an art gallery in a signature building designed by Foster and partners, situated on the campus of the University of East Anglia. Its displays include the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection of World Art dating from 4000BCE to the present, and a lively programme of temporary exhibitions, including Aftershock, Conflict and Violence in Contemporary Art, curated by Yasmin Canvin in the summer of 2007. It runs an extensive education, research, events and outreach programme.