What we do

Tate Research Centre: Learning promotes research and 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

  • What Next for Routes In ?

    Impactful ways forward in supporting young people from under-represented backgrounds into creative careers

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Tracking Arts Learning and Engagement

    September 2015 – April 2018

    Investigating the direct impact of arts and cultural experiences on teachers of secondary education, and the indirect impact this has on their pupils

  • Inclusive Futures

    September 2018 – August 2019

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

Knowledge Sharing

Working Papers