Tate Britain Workshop

The Ferryman Project: Sharing Works of Art

William Stott of Oldham, ‘Le Passeur (The Ferryman)’ 1881
William Stott of Oldham, Le Passeur (The Ferryman) 1881. Tate

A programme of free Tate workshops for museum and gallery professionals which focus on sharing works of art

Facilitated by Tate Registrars and taking place in venues across the UK from April 2018, this workshop series will aim to explore a deeper understanding of the principles of collection management and how to bring judgement to their application.

With training delivered across two days, the workshops will be a forum for discussing the sharing of collections in all ways imaginable; through lending and borrowing, acquiring, transfers between collections, sharing ownership and making collections accessible through documentation.

These workshops are open to staff and volunteers from museums, galleries and other publicly accessible venues that are able to (or have the potential to) borrow, lend or acquire artworks.

Workshop participants will be eligible to apply for bursaries for strategic loans from Tate’s National Collection of British Art.

To apply for a place please email RSVPsharingart@tate.org.uk and provide the following details:

  • Your name, job title and organisation
  • The Workshop Programme you would like to attend (workshop 3, 4 or 6 – workshops 1, 2 and 5 are now full)
  • Briefly outline what benefits the training will bring to your role and that of your wider organisation (max. 150 words)

Workshop Programme Dates

1) Tate Britain, London (30 April – 1 May) *This workshop is now fully booked.

2) Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (7 – 8 June) *This workshop is now fully booked.

3) Aberdeen Maritime Museum (23 – 24 August)

4) Southampton City Art Gallery (9 – 10 October)

5) Gallery Oldham (1 – 2 November) *This workshop is now fully booked.

6) Tate Modern, London (22 – 23 October)

The workshop programme and associated bursaries form part of The Ferryman Partnership Programme inspired by the recent acquisition of William Stott of Oldham’s Le Passeur (The Ferryman) 1881 for Tate’s National Collection of British Art. The programme is supported by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the John Ellerman Foundation and Art Fund.

Tate Britain

With workshops taking place in venues across the UK – see the Workshop Programme Dates for more information

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30 April – 2 November 2018

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