Tate Research Centre: Asia was established in 2012 following a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and ran until January 2019.
The Centre aimed to deepen awareness of Tate’s growing international collection and address the significant challenge that Asian art represents in the UK in terms of access, public understanding and critical interpretation, by advancing the documentation, acquisition and display of modern and contemporary Asian art.
The rigorous programme of research managed by Tate Research Centre: Asia had three strands:
- the dissemination of new research through seminars, symposia and publications
- the promotion of scholarly exchange through the Visiting Fellowship programme and other developmental research opportunities
- the development of partnerships with related institutions both in the UK and in Asia.