Every year, Tate Members contribute a remarkable £5 million to Tate through subscription income. This means that Tate can purchase more artworks and fund special exhibitions for everyone to enjoy.

Meet Tate Britain

The new Tate Britain opened in autumn 2013. This remarkable project to revitalise the home of British art was only made possible with the support of Tate Members. Watch part two of our film series, where fellow Tate Member, Kevin McCloud meets Tate Britain Director, Penelope Curtis to find out more about the project.

Keep your eyes peeled for part three of our behind the scenes films, where Kevin McCloud revisits the transformed Tate Britain.

Don’t miss your chance to witness the unveiling of the new Tate Britain at our exclusive Members’ preview evening on 19 November

Tate Members acquisitions

In the past year Tate Members have contributed £1.5 million to acquire 42 new artworks for the collection. Watch Head of Collections, Ann Gallagher and Tate Council Member, Simon Wilson talk about two key pieces that have been bought into the collection with the support of Tate Members.

Over the years Tate Members have helped acquire over 500 artworks for the nation to enjoy. And, year on year, your annual subscriptions help to grow the collection even further. Watch Tate Council Member, Simon Wilson, talk about other recent acquisitions and how they help fill the missing links in the collection.

In 2007 Members helped Tate acquire J.M.W. Turner’s exquisite The Blue Rigi, Sunrise 1842. Watch a message from Chair of the Tate Members charity, Jon Snow, about this special purchase.