Is there something about the gallery that you’ve always wanted to know? Well, now is your chance to ask as September 19 is Ask a Curator Day on Twitter. It’s the third year that Tate has taken part in this initiative, to allow you put your questions to some of our gallery curators, and we’re looking forward to seeing what comes up this time.

  • Ask a Curator day 2012 on Twitter

This year, we have two curators taking part: Tate Modern curator Catherine Wood and Tate Britain curator Helen Little.

Catherine Wood is curator of Contemporary Art & Performance, and is fresh from curating the live programme in Tate Modern’s new spaces The Tanks. You might also have seen her chairing the live Q&A sessions in the BMW Tate Live: Performance Room series, and she’s now getting ready for A Bigger Splash: Painting After Performance which will open in November.
Catherine will be tweeting from @Tate_Live  from12pm-1pm BST (GMT+1).

Helen Little (@HelenLittle3) will be on hand from 1pm-2pmBST (GMT+1).
She’s just finished curating the huge Tate Britain summer show, Picasso & Modern British Art, and is now gearing up for the major Lowry exhibition in 2013. A specialist in British modern and contemporary art, she’s also been closely involved in the rehang of the permanent displays at TateBritain, due to open next year, as well as a number of Turner Prize exhibitions.

 To ask a curator a question you will need to have a Twitter account, as all the curators will be finding the questions there. If you want to ask Helen or Catherine a specific question, you can tweet them directly on@HelenLittle3 or @Tate_Live  . Or if you include the hashtag #askacurator on your tweet, you might find any one of the participating curators will reply to you.

You can find more information about the whole project on the Ask a Curator website, including a list of all the cultural venues taking part across the world, or just follow all of the different conversations going on during the day on the hashtag #askacurator.


I have a bronze by Arthur Dooley which I would like to loan to Tate Liverpool with option to purchase - is this of interest