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Tate Gallery

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.
URL http://www.tate.org.uk/
Status Operational since 1897
Scientific Domains Material Sciences and Analytical Facilities
Social Sciences and Humanities
RI Categorization Research Libraries
Location Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
MERIL URL http://portal.meril.eu/meril/view/facilitys/15332