A completely refurbished suite of galleries at Tate Britain has been unveiled, completing the chronological displays of 500 years of British art.
Nine galleries in the oldest part of Tate Britain have been rebuilt to 21st century standards. Floors have been reinforced to hold larger sculptural works, including two rooms dedicated to Henry Moore. Temperature and humidity controls have been modernised, improving display conditions and allowing greater flexibility in the types of work that we show.
You can now enjoy a ‘walk through British art’ from the 1500s to the present day. Alongside this are regularly changing BP Spotlight rooms, which look at artworks, artists or themes in more depth, and displays devoted to William Blake and JMW Turner.
Tate Britain’s director, Penelope Curtis, says the intention of the rehang is ‘to create a sense of flow and to encourage the pleasure of looking at art as it changes’.
The main entrance on Millbank will reopen in November 2013, with new spaces for school groups, a stunning new Members room above the central rotunda, and a new café spilling out onto the front lawn.