Tate Archive contains a wealth of material on artists, art world figures and art organisations in Britain from 1900 to the present day.
Over one million items that relate closely to Tate’s collection are held, including artworks, sketchbooks, letters, writings, audio-visual material, photographs, printed ephemera and press cuttings.
In the Archive
Major collections include the papers of the artists Naum Gabo, Ben Nicholson, and John Piper, the critics Kenneth Clark and Barbara Reise, the Goupil and Hanover commercial galleries, the Art Fund and Contemporary Arts Society funding bodies, exhibiting bodies such as the New English Art Club and the London Group, and the Fluxus collective and the Bloomsbury Group.
Tate Archive also holds collections of audio-visual material, artist-designed posters and 100,000 photographs of artists and their studios.
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Donations and loans
Tate Archive welcomes gifts, bequests and long-term loans. Material from the Archive can also be lent to approved venues for display .