Susan Sheddan

is Convenor, Early Years and Families, at Tate Modern and Tate Britain. She trained as an artist and teacher, and has worked in arts education for over 15 years as a teacher, FE tutor, artist educator and programmer. She developed schemes of work around contemporary Maori and Pacific Island art for the New Zealand school curriculum and at Further Education level introduced a programme of artists working with young people considered ‘at risk’. Since 2003 Susan has worked with galleries and museums, initially as an artist educator for the Design Museum and Excellence in Cities. From 2004 to 2007 she developed and managed a new joint Schools and Teachers programme for 204 engage 27 Contributors’ details the Courtauld Gallery, Hermitage Rooms and Gilbert Collection at Somerset House. Following this she managed education programmes at Turner Contemporary, and worked with Estorick Collection and House of Illustration. (Updated 2011)