Talking about our Collection

We are examining the stories we tell about art in our galleries and online

John Akomfrah, ‘The Unfinished Conversation’ 2012
John Akomfrah
The Unfinished Conversation 2012
© John Akomfrah / Smoking Dogs Films

We are thinking carefully about the people and stories that have too often been absent or under-represented. Our ambition is for Tate to become a space that is relevant, welcoming and inclusive for all. We hope this ongoing work will bring us closer to that goal.

We recognise that there is always much to learn and that is why we would like to hear from you. If you spot text at Tate which you believe overlooks or misrepresents an important perspective, or uses language which you suggest we should improve or change, please email us at

We cannot reply directly to every email we receive, but we will read and consider each one. A group of Tate staff with a range of expertise and experience carefully discusses every point raised and guides the steps we take in this area.

If you are interested in this subject you might also like to know about guided tours, talks, events and other ways to get involved.

Related events and ways to get involved

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