Henry Tate holding a model of Tate Gallery, Pall Mall Gazette, 21 July 1897

Henry Tate holding a model of Tate Gallery, Pall Mall Gazette, 21 July 1897

Our Public Records document the full range of Tate’s activities throughout its history, including exhibitions, acquisitions, development and expansion across its current sites.

Records include Board of Trustees minutes, posters and photographs, and building, acquisition and exhibition files. They capture fascinating chapters in Tate history, such as the 1928 flood and the gallery during wartime.

Members of the public can access the public records for free. They are covered by the Public Records Act and responsibility for the records is devolved to Tate from National Archives.

Access the public records

You can search the Public Records online via the Tate Archive and Public Records catalogue.

  • Enter ‘TG’ in the ‘reference number’ field
  • Then enter your search terms in the ‘any text’ field.

A Summary list of the records can also be viewed.

Recent records

Information too recent to be listed in our catalogue can be requested under the Freedom of Information Act. These requests are likely to take twenty working days to fulfil.

Contact

For enquiries or requests:

Email gallery.records@tate.org.uk
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Pamphlet telling the story of Rex Whistler's The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats 1926-27, the mural that can still be enjoyed in the Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain

Pamphlet telling the story of Rex Whistler’s The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats 1926-27, the mural that can still be enjoyed in the Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain