Following an open selection process, the independent review panel has been appointed. The panel includes: Mrs. Sally Morris, academic journal publishing consultant; Dr. Lara Perry, Principal Lecturer in History of Art
and Design at the University of Brighton; and Mr. Martin Shaw of Midas Appeals (charities consultancy). The panel has a brief with the following aims:
i. To understand and describe the structure for the operations of Third Text, including management and funding.
ii. To identify the key aims and roles for Third Text in the future.
iii. To make recommendations that will best secure the future of Third Text as a substantive, peer-reviewed, critical art publication. These recommendations may include matters of governance, and processes in Third Text's editorial and administrative activities.
The panel will report to the Board of Trustees of Black Umbrella at the end of June 2014.