Research Centres aim to focus attention on particular areas of interest where Tate is well placed to contribute to debates within research communities. Tate’s research remit encompasses not only art history but also visual culture, technical art history and conservation science, cultural theory and policy, education and museum studies.
Tate Research Centre: Asia aims to further the research, documentation, publication, acquisition and exhibition of works of modern and contemporary Asian art within Tate and the wider academic world.
The centre aims to promote research on British art from around 1770 to 1850. Highlights of Tate’s collection of British art of the Romantic period include the Turner Bequest, the Oppé collection of watercolours and drawings, and major holdings of the work of William Blake and John Constable.
Building upon the legacy of the St Ives artist colony in Cornwall, the Centre at Tate St Ives aims to encourage research into the origins, activities and future of creative communities in the Britain and elsewhere.
Tate Liverpool aims to embed research at the core of its public activities. The mission of this research centre is to focus on the notion of the ‘museum as a learning machine’.
Tate Research Centre: Learning exists to promote research and knowledge exchange and inform practice in the field of learning in galleries
The centre aims to promote research on British art from 1840 to 1915, building on Tate’s collection and exhibition programme.