What we do

The Tate Research Centre: Learning promotes research, knowledge exchange and aims to inform practice in the field of learning in galleries. The centre is co-created, conversational, speculative and propositional, it sees value in openness and risk and has creative practices at its centre.

The programme includes research projects with external partners, conferences and symposia, research-led practice sharing sessions and professional development events. The centre seeks to operate openly and collaboratively to support high quality and innovative research in diverse fields relevant to learning in galleries and to provide a platform for dialogue and debate.

Learning Research Activity


Tate Research Centre: Learning The Practitioner Researcher in the Art Museum

Examining how museum professionals undertake research


Tate Research Centre: Learning Practice as Research

Supporting the development of professional practice as research within Tate's Learning Department


Tate Research Centre: Learning Tate Exchange Evaluation

Developing best practice in relation to researching and evaluating participatory arts, education and cultural activities


Tate Research Centre: Learning Cartography Research Project

Mapping socially engaged participatory art practices in art museums and galleries through an online platform


Tate Research Centre: Learning Circuit Evaluation

Learning and findings from Circuit: a programme that examined how galleries can support positive change for young people


Tate Research Centre: Learning Learning Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships

A current list of doctoral students engaged in research within the Tate Learning team, along with information about their projects


About Us Tracking Arts Learning and Engagement September 2015 – April 2018

Investigating the direct impact of arts and cultural experiences on teachers of secondary education, and the indirect impact this has ...

Knowledge Sharing

Working Papers