Collection data

We are committed to digitising our art collection and archive holdings, and making them available to everyone

Bruce McLean, ‘Storehouse/Starehouse of Art’ 1998
Bruce McLean
Storehouse/Starehouse of Art 1998
Tate
© Bruce McLean

The artworks are available through the Art & artists section of this website.

In 2014 we also published the underlying collection dataset so that it may be used for research and other purposes.

The published dataset contains the 'Concise catalogue entries' for all wholly owned artworks in the Tate collection including the ARTIST ROOMS collection which is jointly owned with the National Galleries of Scotland. Records of items from the Tate Archive are added as they are digitised and published in the Art & artists section of the website.

The dataset includes the following data for each artwork and archive item:

  • Artist(s)
  • Title
  • Date created
  • Reference number / Accession number
  • Medium description
  • Web address (URL) of page in Art & artists section of the Tate website
  • Subject index terms
  • Image web address (URL)
  • Credit line
  • Movements

The dataset for each artist includes the following:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Place of death
  • Web address (URL) of page in Art & artists section of the Tate website

Licence and copyright

The dataset is published under the permissive Creative Commons Zero (CC0)licence. Detail is given in the full text of the licence agreement.

Images

Images are not included and are not part of the dataset. Use of Tate images is covered on the Copyright and permissions page. You may also license images for commercial use.

Guidelines for usage

The dataset was last updated in 2014. The dataset is provided “as is” as you use this data at your own risk.

Read the guidelines for usage.

How to download

The dataset is available to download from Tate’s GitHub page along with notes on the data format.

If you have any questions, please email webmaster@tate.org.uk.