In 2005 David and Jenny Tate accepted the role of Tate’s first Legacy Ambassadors
David Tate is the great great-grandson of our founding benefactor Sir Henry Tate. We are delighted that, in the 117 years since the gallery first opened its doors to the public in 1897, the Tate family are still so closely associated with the gallery.
As legacy ambassadors, David and Jenny Tate are also involved in The 1897 Circle, welcoming members to special events and introducing our bi-annual newsletter.
We hope that you will choose to join The 1897 Circle and help us plan for the gallery’s future.
I am passionate about art: for me art is essential for glimpsing the deeper meaning of life and linking me to what transcends myself. At the same time art makes me feel excitingly and gloriously alive. That is why I have been visiting Tate since my early youth and Tate St. Ives since its opening in 1993. I want to help to ensure that future generations can go on enjoying art and benefitting from its contributionto their well-being, their search for themselves and meaning in life. To support this objective I have decided to leave a cultural bequest to Tate in my will. Also, even though a foreigner living abroad, I have always felt myself made very welcome at Tate.
Claudia Rosanowski, Tate Member since 2012
Find out more
To request an information pack, containing more information about the different ways to leave a legacy, or to speak with Tate’s legacy team, please contact:
Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG
Call +44(0) 20 7821 2961