Tate Research Strategy

Mapping out the next five years and our vision to create a vibrant research culture across Tate

Research at Tate involves a range of subject disciplines, including art history, conservation and conservation science, collection management, education and museology, as well as a variety of research methods and outputs.

Projects often bring together specialists through interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships with organisations such as museums, universities, other Independent Research Organisations and industrial partners.

Research helps us encourage new knowledge, address practical problems, develop new tools for practice, and allows us to contribute to broader debates.


Follow @TateResearch on Twitter for the latest updates.

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Research hubs

Read, Browse, Explore

  • Publications

    Our large-scale publications present in-depth research into key areas of interest, from Henry Moore to performance at Tate

  • In Focus

    In Focus projects examine artworks in Tate’s collection from a range of perspectives, reflecting contemporary approaches to object-based scholarship

  • Features

    Browse a growing range of interviews and articles related to research activity at Tate



Tate is delighted to host a growing number of doctoral students who gain professional experience and contribute ideas and knowledge to Tate’s programmes and projects.

Here, Maria Balshaw, Director of Tate, introduces the Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme with insights from doctoral students engaged in research at Tate.

Current studentships and how to apply


Details of current opportunities are given below. Follow us on Twitter for updates, news and opportunities.

Brooks International Fellowship Programme

The Brooks International Fellowship Programme at Tate and Delfina Foundation is an annual fellowship and residency generously supported by the Elizabeth and Rory Brooks Foundation.

Applications are now open for two six-month fellowships in 2022.

More details, application forms and contact information can be found on the Working at Tate listing.

Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational

The Centre offers a variety of short-term posts to offer developmental opportunities to researchers and curators from around the world including Adjunct Curator posts, a Visiting Fellowship programme and a Travel Grant programme.

Find out more

Research FAQs

See our Research FAQs for more information and details on how to contact us.

Research Facilities

  • Tate Archive

    A wealth of material relating to the history of British art from 1900 to the present

  • Tate Library

    A collection of books, catalogues and rare items relating to British art from 1500s and international art from c.1900

  • Tate Britain

    Prints and Drawings Rooms

    View drawings, prints and more from Tate’s collection not currently on display in the galleries

  • Art and Artists

    Artworks, films, articles, biographies, glossary terms and more. Explore Tate’s growing collection of British and international art

Banner image: Performance of Tony Conrad’s Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain at Tate Liverpool, May 2019, part of the research project Reshaping the Collectible: When Artworks Live in the Museum. Photo: Mark McNulty
Tate Papers banner image: Detail of damaged lower panel of Marcel Duchamp’s The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass) 1915–23, Estate of Marcel Duchamp / ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Bryony Bery