Paul Hobson stood outside Modern Art Oxford


Director of Modern Art Oxford

Brasenose College, 1988


QUADcast - Alumi Stories: Episode 19, October 2016


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Director of Modern Art Oxford, Paul Hobson, shares his experiences studying Modern History at Brasenose College and talks about how he transitioned into a career in contemporary art.

As well as reading Modern History at Oxford University, Paul also completed post-graduate studies in aesthetics and contemporary visual theory. Since then he has worked for more than twenty years in the art world in senior roles for the Contemporary Art Society, The Showroom, the Serpentine Gallery, and Royal Academy of Arts in London. He has been Director of Modern Art Oxford since 2013.

In this podcast, he discusses his time as Director of Modern Art as well as other well-known galleries, why he came back to the city after being an undergraduate here, as well as offering advice to prospects and students who are considering a career in arts management.


Interviewer: Paull Hammond-Davies
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