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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  • About

    Information about Tate Papers journal, its Academic Advisory Board and statement on Open Access and copyright

  • How to Submit

    We have temporarily paused open submissions. Read more about the changes we’re making to our submission processes

Current Issue

  • Tate Papers no.35

    New research into the conservation of paintings by Modigliani, Tate conservators on their experiences of works by Ima-Abasi Okon, and viewing the museum from within Richard Bell’s Embassy

Past Issues

  • Tate Papers no.34

    Papers on the São Paulo Biennial (1964–85), a focus on socially engaged art and technical analysis of a Burne-Jones altarpiece

  • Tate Papers no.33

    A group of papers on John Constable, and articles on Renato Guttuso, Jessa Fairbrother, Eva Hesse, and more

  • Tate Papers no.32

    Focusing on ‘American art’, provincialism and transnationalism; and including articles on Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik and experimental Philippine art

  • Tate Papers no.31

    Joseph Beuys is the main focus of this issue, which also includes papers on Frank Bowling and Anthony Hill

  • Tate Papers no.30

    A collection of papers from the ‘Positioning Nigerian Modernism’ conference, plus reflections on Tate Exchange

  • Tate Papers no.29

    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

    Examining seven works – three by Picasso, four by Picabia – all with paintings hidden beneath paintings

  • Tate Papers no.27

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

  • Tate Papers no.26

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

  • Tate Papers no.25

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

  • Tate Papers no.24

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

  • Tate Papers no.23

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

  • Tate Papers no.22

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

  • Tate Papers no.21

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

  • Tate Papers no.20

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

  • Tate Papers no.19

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

  • Tate Papers no.18

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

  • Tate Papers no.17

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

  • Tate Papers no.16

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

  • Tate Papers no.15

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

  • Tate Papers no.14

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

  • Tate Papers no.13

    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

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

  • Tate Papers no.11

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

  • Tate Papers no.10

    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

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

  • Tate Papers no.8

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

  • Tate Papers no.7

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

  • Tate Papers no.6

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

  • Tate Papers no.5

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

  • Tate Papers no.4

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

  • Tate Papers no.3

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

  • Tate Papers no.2

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

  • Tate Papers no.1

    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