Jane Morris

Jane is the outgoing editor of New York- and London-based edition of The Art Newspaper. Between 2008 and 2016 she led, from London, an international team of staff and stringers in the creation of the monthly newspaper, special reports (including the annual international attendance survey and the new [2016] art fair report), and art fair dailies from five of the world’s most prestigious art fairs. She played an instrumental role in building up The Art Newspaper’s online presence from a marketing site to a fully-fledged online newspaper with a daily news service. She also developed The Art Newspaper’s market-leading coverage of the Venice Biennale, with special magazines, guides, live on-line reporting, in-depth analysis in print and the paper’s first fully interactive app with artist biographies and market data. She will retain a role with the paper as editor-at-large.

Between 2005 and 2008 Jane was a freelance art editor and writer, working principally on The Art Newspaper’s daily fair papers, the museums, art market and comment sections of the main paper and editing and writing for Art World magazine. Before this, she was the editor of Museums Journal and, as head of publications at the Museums Association, relaunched the international Museum Practice magazine. She played a key role in the creation of the MA’s websites (including micro-sites for MJ and MP) and helped develop a programme of seminars devoted to museum issues.

Jane has contributed to national newspapers and radio, including the Guardian and the Independent, BBC Radio 4 and Monocle24 Radio as well as writing for specialist art magazines including Art Forum. She has organised peer reviews of new museum galleries (included the Wellcome Trust) and was a judging committee member of the European Museum of the Year from 2005 to 2008. In the 1990s she was a practising artist and arranged shows in artist-run spaces.

Jane studied fine art at Central St Martin’s College, film and video at Westminster University, followed by postgraduate study in print journalism at City University, the UK’s leading media training course.