• The original gallery is now called Tate Britain and is the national gallery for British art from 1500 to the present day, as well as some modern British art.

  • In 2000, the Tate Gallery transformed itself into the current-day Tate, which consists of a network of four museums: Tate Britain, which displays the collection of British
    art from 1500 to the present day; Tate Modern, also in London, which houses the Tate’s collection of British and international modern and contemporary art from 1900 to the present day; Tate Liverpool (founded in 1988), which has the same purpose
    as Tate Modern but on a smaller scale; and Tate St Ives in Cornwall (founded in 1993), which displays modern and contemporary art by artists who have connections with the area.

  • Following the death of Sir Hugh Lane in the sinking of the RMS Lusitania in 1915, an oversight in his will meant that the collection of European modern art he had intended
    to go to Dublin controversially went to the Tate instead, which expanded its collection to include foreign art and continued to acquire contemporary art.

  • When its role was changed to include the national collection of modern art as well as the national collection of British art, in 1932, it was renamed the Tate Gallery after
    sugar magnate Henry Tate of Tate & Lyle, who had laid the foundations for the collection.

  • Forty years later Sir Henry Tate who was a sugar magnate and a major collector of Victorian art, offered to fund the building of the gallery to house British Art on the condition
    that the State pay for the site and revenue costs.

  • [citation needed] • Each year, the Turner Prize is held at a Tate Gallery (historically at Tate Britain) and is awarded to an artist who is either British or primarily working
    in Great Britain.

  • Tate is an institution that houses, in a network of four art galleries, the United Kingdom’s national collection of British art, and international modern and contemporary

  • [1][2] The name “Tate” is used also as the operating name for the corporate body, which was established by the Museums and Galleries Act 1992 as “The Board of Trustees of
    the Tate Gallery”.

  • A decade later John Sheepshanks gave his collection to the South Kensington Museum (later the Victoria & Albert Museum), known for years as the National Gallery of Art (the
    same title as the Tate Gallery had).

  • Tate Modern, in Bankside Power Station on the south side of the Thames, opened in 2000 and now exhibits the national collection of modern art from 1900 to the present day,
    including some modern British art.

  • According to the museum this new development would “transform Tate Modern.

  • One of the Tate’s most publicised art events is the awarding of the annual Turner Prize, which takes place at Tate Britain every other year (taking place at venues outside
    of London in alternate years).

  • [3] History and development The original Tate was called the National Gallery of British Art, situated on Millbank, Pimlico, London at the site of the former Millbank Prison.

  • Tate Online has been used as a platform for Internet art exhibits, termed Net Art,[8] which are organised as part of Tate’s Intermedia Art initiative[9] covering new media

  • Neither of these two new Tates had a significant effect on the functioning of the original London Tate Gallery, whose size was increasingly proving a constraint as the collection

  • [23] Directors The head of the Tate (formally the National Gallery of British Art and the Tate Gallery) is currently titled the Director.

  • Justice and climate change campaigners including Platform London, Art Not Oil and Liberate Tate have called for a protest against the petrol company’s sponsorship of the gallery,
    including the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

  • It took a step nearer when Robert Vernon gave his collection to the National Gallery in 1847.

  • Various bodies have been set up to support the Tate including Tate Members for the general public, where a yearly fee gives rights such as free entry to charging exhibitions
    and members’ rooms.

  • This shows various works of modern art from the Tate collection as well as mounting its own temporary exhibitions.

  • Since its launch in 1998, Tate’s website site has provided information on all four physical Tate galleries (Tate Britain, Tate St Ives, Tate Liverpool and Tate Modern) under
    the same domain.

  • By the mid 20th century, it was fulfilling a dual function of showing the history of British art as well as international modern art.

  • During the 1950s and 1960s, the visual arts department of the Arts Council of Great Britain funded and organised temporary exhibitions at the Tate Gallery including, in 1966,
    a retrospective of Marcel Duchamp.

  • [5][6] The extension to Tate Modern opened in 2016 as The Switch House and, in 2017, was renamed the Blavatnik Building after Anglo-Ukrainian billionaire Sir Leonard Blavatnik,
    who contributed a “substantial” amount of its £260m cost.

  • In 1979 with funding from a Japanese bank a large modern extension was opened that would also house larger income generating exhibitions.

  • In 1926 and 1937, the art dealer and patron Joseph Duveen paid for two major expansions of the gallery building.

  • In 2007, Tate Liverpool hosted the Turner Prize, the first time this has been held outside London.

  • Other resources include illustrated information on all works in Tate’s Collection of British and Modern, Contemporary and international art, all of Tate’s research publications,
    and articles from the magazine Tate Etc.

  • In the late 2000s, the Tate announced a new development project to the south of the existing building.


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