What we do

The Tate Research Centre: Learning promotes research, knowledge exchange and aims to inform practice in the field of learning in galleries. The centre is co-created, conversational, speculative and propositional, it sees value in openness and risk and has creative practices at its centre.

The programme includes research projects with external partners, conferences and symposia, research-led practice sharing sessions and professional development events. The centre seeks to operate openly and collaboratively to support high quality and innovative research in diverse fields relevant to learning in galleries and to provide a platform for dialogue and debate.

Learning Research Activity


The Practitioner Researcher in the Art Museum

Examining how museum professionals undertake research


Practice as Research

Supporting the development of professional practice as research within Tate's Learning Department


Tate Exchange Evaluation

Developing best practice in relation to researching and evaluating participatory arts, education and cultural activities


Cartography Research Project

Mapping socially engaged participatory art practices in art museums and galleries through an online platform

Circuit Evaluation

Learning and research findings from Circuit, a programme that examined how galleries can support positive change for young people.


Learning Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships

A current list of doctoral students engaged in research within the Tate Learning team, along with information about their projects


Tracking Arts Learning and Engagement

September 2015 – April 2018

Investigating the direct impact of arts and cultural experiences on teachers of secondary education, and ...


Inclusive Futures

September 2018 – August 2019

A research initiative exploring inclusion, knowledge production and change-making within Tate

Knowledge Sharing

Working Papers