Research Centres

Tate’s research remit is broad and encompasses not only art history but also visual culture, technical art history and conservation science, cultural theory and policy, education and museum studies. Research Centres aim to focus attention on particular areas of interest where Tate is well placed to contribute to debates within research communities.

Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific Research Centre aims to further the research, documentation, publication, acquisition and exhibition of works of modern and contemporary Asia-Pacific art within Tate and the wider academic world.

British Romantic Art

The centre aims to promote research on British art from around 1770 to 1850. Highlights of Tate’s collection of British art of the Romantic period include the Turner Bequest, the Oppé collection of watercolours and drawings, and major holdings of the work of William Blake and John Constable.

Creative Communities

Building upon the legacy of the St Ives artist colony in Cornwall, the Centre at Tate St Ives aims to encourage research into the origins, activities and future of creative communities in the Britain and elsewhere.

Curatorial Practice and Museology

Tate Liverpool aims to embed research at the core of its public activities. The mission of this research centre is to focus on the notion of the ‘museum as a learning machine’.

Learning Research

The Learning Research Centre exists to promote research and knowledge exchange and to inform practice in the field of learning in galleries.

Victorian and Edwardian Art

The centre aims to promote research on British art from 1840 to 1915, building on Tate’s collection and exhibition programme.

Contact us

To discuss possible research collaborations or projects with Tate, please email research@tate.org.uk.