I am a creative practitioner and museum and gallery educator, with experience facilitating engagement with a range of audiences in varied cultural settings. I specialise in devising, producing and delivering innovative learning opportunities for families and early years audiences. Currently as Family and Children’s Programmer at the National Gallery, I manage a broad and expanding range of artist-led opportunities.

Trained in philosophical inquiry practices and inspired by the working processes of artists today, I am passionate about supporting our youngest visitors’ exploration of collections and spaces, with curiosity and collaboration at the centre of my approach. With an MA in Museums and Galleries in Education, I have previously worked with schools, families, young people and adults at the V&A, London Transport Museum, Wallace Collection and Turner Contemporary.

Zoe Bates

Zoe Bates

Families and Children’s Programmer, The National Gallery

Image above: Young Producer performs a live poem about themes of Bestiality in the Collection as part of a YP Takeover Event © The National Gallery