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Ted McDonald-Toone

Dr Ted McDonald-Toone

Member of the Advisory Board of Menzies Australia Institute


Ted McDonald-Toone is a Senior Project Curator in the International Partnerships team at Tate, based in London. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Menzies Australia Institute at King's.

At Tate, his role combines advocacy and engagement with development and delivery of a portfolio of exhibitions drawn from Tate’s world-renowned collection of British and modern and contemporary art, working in collaboration with venue museums around the world. He has strong networks across the world of international museums and art galleries and is the lead for Tate in developing a large-scale multi-year exhibition partnership with a major European cultural charity.

Ted has previously worked on international touring exhibitions at the British Museum and at the National Portrait Gallery, London (as Head of International Programmes) and in a previous stint at Tate on international research and consultancy programmes. Across all these institutions, he has worked with museums and other partner organisations in Australia, China, Japan, Europe, North America and the Middle East. Ted has also taught in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Originally from Melbourne, Ted holds a Doctorate in History of Art from University College London. His doctoral research focussed on the geopolitics of modern and contemporary art exhibition in relation to representations of the Arab world/the Middle East and North Africa. He holds a BA (Hons) in Art History from the University of Melbourne.