Find out how your support can help the Tate galleries.
Since its inception in 1897, Tate Britain has become the world centre for the understanding and enjoyment of British art. Following a significant increase in visitor numbers we have responded to the need for improvements to gallery spaces and visitor facilities, and to the overwhelming demand for our learning programmes, with a £45 million development programme. We aim to improve the quality of the public experience at Tate Britain, realise the building’s full potential and increase learning opportunities.
- Refurbishment of gallery spaces will improve Tate’s capacity for displaying art and raise standards of collection care
- Development will draw visitors more effectively to the collection and exhibitions, improving orientation, circulation and access
- Learning programme will have the space to better meet its potential and serve new and broader audiences
- Visitor facilities will be transformed through the recommissioning of the architecturally significant spaces on the upper floor
Tate Modern has embarked on a £215 million development to create a spectacular new building, designed by architects Herzog and de Meuron. The British Government has announced investment of £50 million to the development, the largest capital commitment to a cultural project in the UK since the British Library opened in 1998.
Tate Liverpool welcomes over 600,000 visitors a year. It is the home of the national collection of modern art in the North of England and one of the largest galleries of modern and contemporary art in the UK.
With both a special exhibitions programme and exhibits from the Tate collection, the gallery has shown over 150 different exhibitions and collection displays since it opened in 1988. Thousands of people take part in Tate learning activities each year, both at the gallery and in the local community.
Gifts directed towards Tate Liverpool will support both the learning and exhibition programmes, ensuring that the gallery continues to inspire.
Since its opening in 1993, Tate St Ives has played a leading role in the cultural life and economic regeneration of Cornwall. We now need to focus on how we can contribute to the transformation of lives and livelihoods through a deeper, more personal engagement with the individuals and groups who visit us. Our vision is to be an international centre for art and exchange at the heart of creative Cornwall and the south west.
Exhibitions and displays
Tate St Ives presents three seasons of exhibitions a year, drawing on the Tate collection and ensuring that people living in Cornwall and South-West are able to access and enjoy the best in international contemporary and modern art.
Community and family learning
- Super Sundays
A monthly programme of fun, creative activities built around the current exhibition programme and supported by the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales.
- Tea and Tate
A series of free events for the over 60s featuring a lively discussion in the gallery followed by a social event in the café.
- Tate Collectives
At Tate St Ives we work with a group of local young people who meet regularly to explore the exhibitions and gallery practice with artists and members of the Learning team.
- Schools and teachers
The Teachers programme aims to complement and extend classroom practice, joining up gallery and school-based learning, working in partnership with teachers to develop subject knowledge about, and approaches to, historic, modern and contemporary art.
Tate St Ives Phase Two
The potential of the gallery and the impact we might have is severely constrained by our facilities, which are used by more than three times the anticipated number of visitors. Tate St Ives Phase Two will deliver facilities that will enable us to realise the potential of the gallery and use Tate’s resources, expertise and connections to become an innovative model of what can be achieved by a national gallery in a rural region.