Adrian Glew

Adrian Glew is an Archivist who works for Tate.

Glew manages the National Archive of British Art from 1900. He curated the first display of Fluxus in 1994, the first correspondence art show at Tate Modern in 2003, and the first archival display, Reception, Rupture and Return: The Model and the Life Room in the new Archive Gallery, Tate Britain 2014-5. He was involved in the planning and realisation of the recent display, in this space, by the artist, Charlotte Moth. 

In 2001, Glew conceived and curated the virtual Church-House project for the Stanley Spencer retrospective at Tate Britain. In addition, he established archival microsites on Tate’s website for, amongst others, the Artist Placement Group, Audio Arts, Naum Gabo, Outsider Art and Donald Rodney. 

More recently, he has been closely involved in the planning and production of the digitisation project, Archives and Access funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which has seen 53,000 items and pieces digitalised and made available alongside artworks on Tate’s website for the first time.

Qualified as an archivist and art historian, Glew edited an anthology of Letters and Writings by Stanley Spencer and wrote a new introduction to Wassily Kandinsky’s, Concerning the Spiritual in Art (Tate, 2001 and 2006). 

Beyond Tate, Glew was art editor for a lifestyle magazine and has published widely in periodicals such as The Burlington Magazine, Art Monthly and University of the Arts London’s BrightlightHe is currently a director / trustee of four external bodies relating to archives, public monuments and artists.