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  • Robert Mapplethorpe, 'Patti Smith' 1975

    Robert Mapplethorpe
    Patti Smith 1975
    Black and white silver gelatin print on paper
    support: 341 x 341 mm
    ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008All Mapplethorpe works Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

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  • Francesca Woodman, 'Untitled' 1975-80

    Francesca Woodman
    Untitled 1975-80
    Black and white silver gelatin print on paper
    image: 156 x 156 mm
    ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 The estate of Francesca Woodman

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  • Edward Ruscha, 'Standard Study # 3' 1963

    Edward Ruscha
    Standard Study # 3 1963
    Tempera and ink on paper
    support: 279 x 457 mm
    ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 Edward Ruscha

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  • Jeff Koons, 'Winter Bears' 1988

    Jeff Koons
    Winter Bears 1988
    Polychromed wood
    displayed: 1245 x 1170 x 450 mm
    ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 Jeff Koons

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  • Robert Therrien, 'No Title (Beard Cart)' 2004

    Robert Therrien
    No Title (Beard Cart) 2004
    Steel cart with assortment of false beards in plastic, paint, wood, rubber, human hair and plaster
    displayed: 2235 x 1162 x 1221 mm
    ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Presented by the artist 2010 ARS, NY and DACS, London 2009

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  • Vija Celmins, 'Concentric Bearings D' 1985

    Vija Celmins
    Concentric Bearings D 1985
    Three-colour mezzotint, aquatint, drypoint and photogravure on Rives BFK paper
    support: 457 x 567 mm
    ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 Vija Celmins

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ARTIST ROOMS has four learning aims, which are:

  • To engage ‘new’ young audiences (13 to 25 years old) across the UK with the ARTIST ROOMS collection and artists, in a meaningful and enjoyable way.
  • To establish and maintain effective collaborations between curators, educators and other gallery staff to maximise the potential of ARTIST ROOMS and realise its key objectives.
  • To build and make available a body of learning material and resources with young people and about young people connecting with ARTIST ROOMS.
  • To explore sustainable ways of developing and maintaining communities of young learners engaged in ARTIST ROOMS and contemporary art.

Learning resources

Resources are available as PDF downloads below or as online resources. These resources are designed to aid teachers and educators using the ARTIST ROOMS collection with groups of young people engaged in related learning activities and projects. The resources focus on specific works and themes and suggests areas of discussion, activities and links to other works on the online ARTIST ROOMS collection pages.

Andy Warhol

Robert Mapplethorpe

Louise Bourgeois

Ed Ruscha

Jeff Koons

Francesca Woodman

Robert Therrien

Vija Celmins