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Tate Gallery (Tate)
Hosting Legal Entity
Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery
Millbank, Tate, London, PO: SW1P 4RG, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)
Millbank, Tate, London, PO: SW1P 4RG, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
United Kingdom
Current Status:
Scientific Description
Tate is a non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB), whose prime sponsor is the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) a department of the United Kingdom government. Tate operates under the Museums and Galleries Act 1992. Tate has full charitable status under the Act and under Schedule 2 of the Charities Act 1993, but is an exempt charity regulated by statute and by the DCMS, not by the Charity Commission. Tate is responsible for the national collection of international modern art and for British art from 1500. Tate's statutory aims and objectives are to:• Care for, preserve and add to the works of art and the documents in its collections; • Ensure that the works of art are exhibited to the public; • Ensure that the works of art and the documents are available to persons seeking to inspect them in connection with study or research; • Promote the public's enjoyment and understanding of British art, and of twentieth-century and contemporary art.In caring for and displaying the national collection of British and international art, which comprises a total of 67,663 works, Tate’s activities encompass conservation, research, acquisitions and exhibitions, learning and interpretation programmes and resources.

RI Keywords
Arts, Collections, British history, Gallery, Museum
RI Category
Research Libraries
Research Archives
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Scientific Domain
Social Sciences
Humanities and Arts
Information Science and Technology
Chemistry and Material Sciences

We hold part of the UK Collection of art; British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern art.

Library and archive

Artist archives and art library containing material dating back to the foundation of Tate. Artists personal archives.

Some specific equipment

We have conservation science labs which contain the equipment needed to care for the collection which include a microfader, most equipment is not unique to an Art Museum.

International Council of Museums (ICOM)
Date of last update: 09/02/2014
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