While there is a shared ethos across Tate, each Tate gallery has a distinctive character and perspective on art and offers a different experience for visiting audiences
Tate Britain is distinctive in its remit to show British historic, modern and contemporary art from 1500 to the present day. It has a proud history which, as it responds to new developments, will always be part of its future.
Tate Liverpool is the UK’s most popular gallery of modern and contemporary art outside London. It is a force in a network of new regional galleries that have opened across the country and is renowned for presenting world-class displays and exhibitions that contribute to current debates in the visual arts and wider cultural field.
The opening of the Tanks in summer 2012 will set the tone for a period during which we will explore the principles that underpin the extended Tate Modern. These relate to artistic content, the use of spaces, learning and the organisation. By 2015, Tate Modern’s programme will have a more international outlook, with a greater presence of work from outside Europe and North America.
Tate St Ives
In Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum, Tate offers a programme of international modern and contemporary art in a way that is inspired by the context of Cornwall. The modern art tradition of the region provides a platform from which to present Tate’s collection. In the coming period we will strengthen Tate St Ives as an international centre for art and exchange at the heart of Cornwall.