Go behind the scenes of Tate Modern’s exciting new free collection display Making Traces

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Tate Modern recently unveiled Making Traces, an entire new wing of its free collection displays. This week’s TateShots goes behind the scenes during the installing process.

Head of Displays Matthew Gale explains how various departments across Tate collaborated to bring together this new presentation, from curators and art-handlers to conservation teams.

The theme of ‘Making Traces’ explores making as gesture, the trace of an action, and includes artwork created as recently as 2014. At the centre of the display is the iconic ‘Rothko Room’, which brings together Rothko’s nine Seagram murals for the first time in three years – giving visitors a chance to contemplate the variety of practices and forms presented in this expansive and exciting wing.