Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British & Contemporary Art
Jo Baring is a curator, consultant and arts speaker. She is the Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British & Contemporary Art, one of the UK’s leading art collections. Jo has curated exhibitions at museums and public galleries across the country.
A former Director of Christie’s UK, Jo is regularly requested to interview artists at museums and art fairs. She delivers lectures and takes part in panel discussions on all aspects of the art world. Her particular areas of expertise focus on 20th century & contemporary art, sculpture, arts philanthropy and the art market.
Jo is a trustee of arts charities ArtCan and the Artists Collecting Society, is a member of the Association of Women in the Arts, the Association of Professional Art Advisors, sits on the board of the Women of the Year charity, sits on the Apollo Magazine Advisory Board and also acts as an arts mentor. She is on the authentication committee for the artist Elisabeth Frink and is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.
Jo is a graduate of Brasenose College, Oxford and the Courtauld Institute of Art. In Spring 2020 she released her first podcast series: ‘Sculpting Lives’, supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, which was The Guardian’s Art Podcast of The Week.