People sitting around a table in conversation at Tate Exchange

Experiments in Practice: Museums, Art institutions and Social Change in the 21st Century, Tate Modern, 5 June 2017
© Tate Photography, Ana Escobar

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.


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Research hubs

Collection Care Research

Developing new knowledge to explore the many challenges related to the conservation, management and care of Tate’s collection

Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational

Exploring multiple art histories from different parts of the world and transforming our understanding of international art

Tate Research Centre: Learning

Promoting research and knowledge exchange to inform practice in the field of learning in galleries

British Art Network

Bringing together professionals working on British art including curators, researchers and academics, to share expertise, research and ideas

Read, Browse, Explore


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


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

Current Projects


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 currently available research posts are given below. These posts may be funded by external grant-giving bodies or created in partnership with other institutions.

Research Fellowships

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 for 2019 are now closed. Future opportunities will be listed here and on the Delfina Foundation website.

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

Calls for Papers and Participation

Calls for papers and participation will be advertised here. Follow us on Twitter for updates, news and opportunities.


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 Venue

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 credit: J.M.W. Turner, Norham Castle, Sunrise c.1845
Tate Papers banner image credit: John Gibson, Rear view of An Unknown Young Woman late 1820s, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven