Tate Papers is an online research journal that publishes scholarly articles on British and modern international art, and on museum practice today. These areas reflect the breadth of Tate’s collection, exhibition programme and activities. Leading specialists from around the world contribute to Tate Papers, as do researchers working at Tate, and the journal aims to showcase a range of disciplinary approaches to the study of art and museums.


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Current Issue

Tate Papers no.30: Autumn 2018

Including a group of papers on Nigerian modernism, and Anna Cutler reflecting on Tate Exchange

Past Issues

Tate Papers no.29: Spring 2018

Including nineteenth-century sculptor John Gibson, practice-based research, former Tate director John Rothenstein’s curatorial vision and Chris Ofili’s The Upper Room

Tate Papers no.28: Autumn 2017

This issue examines seven works – three by Picasso and four by Picabia – all with paintings hidden beneath paintings ...

Tate Papers no.27: Spring 2017

This issue features exchanges between British and American artists: David Hockney, Sargent, Joseph Pennell and more

Tate Papers no.26: Autumn 2016

Richard Hamilton, Bruce Nauman, Hungarian neo-avant-garde and contemporary art, and Meyer Schapiro

Tate Papers no.25: Spring 2016

The politics of collaboration, Turner, Hepworth and the value of exhibitions

Tate Papers no.24: Autumn 2015

The internationalism of pop art, William Hazlitt, Paul Thek and Lynn Hershman Leeson

Tate Papers no.23: Spring 2015

Art and ideas from Asia, politics, action and the body, Mark Rothko, Jay DeFeo, and visual experience in British art

Tate Papers no.22: Autumn 2014

Ludic exhibitions, Hepworth, learning at Tate, Victorian domestic art, deserts and ‘the end’

Tate Papers no.21: Spring 2014

Paolozzi, Schendel, Sylvester, contemporary Chinese art, and photography and the American West

Tate Papers no.20: Autumn 2013

Adrian Stokes, Kenneth Clark, Barbara Hepworth and a newly restored sixteenth-century portrait

Tate Papers no.19: Spring 2013

August Sander, Edward Burra, Akram Zaatari, learning and institutional critique, and Tate’s Digital Strategy

Tate Papers no.18: Autumn 2012

A group of papers on ‘involuntary drawing’, and others on Anthony Van Dyck, John Everett Millais, Allan Sekula

Tate Papers no.17: Spring 2012

A group of papers from the ‘Art & Environment’ conference at Tate, as well as Francis Bacon, Edgar Degas and ...

Tate Papers no.16: Autumn 2011

The life and legacy of critic Lawrence Alloway and a report on learning initiatives associated with the ARTIST ROOMS collection

Tate Papers no.15: Spring 2011

Carsten Höller, Henry Moore, David Musgrave, and articles from the conference Interpretation, Theory & the Encounter at Tate Britain

Tate Papers no.14: Autumn 2010

William Blake, drawing as a modern art practice, the sublime, Naum Gabo, Liubov Popova and Richard Hamilton

Tate Papers no.13: Spring 2010

Articles from ‘Wrong From the Start’: Modernism and the Sublime, Anna Cutler on learning in cultural institutions, Tate’s online strategy

Tate Papers no.12: Autumn 2009

Including papers from Landmark Exhibitions: Contemporary Art Shows since 1968, and Rodchenko, The Other Story, art spaces in Beirut, and ...

Tate Papers no.11: Spring 2009

The artist as educator, Rothko interpretation at Tate, Sally Tallant on integrated programming, and more

Tate Papers no.10: Autumn 2008

Andrei Tarkovsky, a group of articles on Cy Twombly, the evolution of Tate’s peer-led youth group Tate Forum, and more

Tate Papers no.9: Spring 2008

A collection of articles originating from the Archival Impulse Study Day at Tate Britain, as well as Alfredo Jaar, Constable ...

Tate Papers no.8: Autumn 2007

A collection of papers produced for Inherent Vice: The Replica and its Implications in Modern Sculpture, at Tate Modern

Tate Papers no.7: Spring 2007

Gordon Matta-Clark and Le Corbusier, reconstructing artists’ oil painting materials, Augustus Leopold Egg, Josef Albers and Eva Hesse

Tate Papers no.6: Autumn 2006

Alfred Watkins, Rodney Graham, Edward Hopper, time-based media conservation, cleaning acrylic emulsion paint, Wassily Kandinsky

Tate Papers no.5: Spring 2006

John Constable, Frances Hodgkins, Marcel Duchamp, Walter Sickert and seaside Pierrots, Jack Burnham’s systems aesthetics

Tate Papers no.4: Autumn 2005

Joseph Beuys, Emila Medková, the Schools Programme at Tate Modern, Thomas Gainsborough, Eileen Agar

Tate Papers no.3: Spring 2005

Victor Burgin, the work of education curators at Tate, Thomas Guest and Paul Nash, Marcel Duchamp and Richard Hamilton

Tate Papers no.2: Autumn 2004

Teaching interpretation, New Media Art, painting conservation, E.A. Hornel, relational aesthetics, Donald Judd, and more

Tate Papers no.1: Spring 2004

Art & Language, Doris Salcedo, Anthony Van Dyck, Gary Hill, Joseph Cornell, Henry Fuseli, Michael Landy, Bernd and Hilla Becher

Banner image credit: 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