Tate Workshops: Sharing works of Art

This year Tate will be running a programme of free workshops which will focus on sharing works of art, to take place in venues across the UK from April 2018. Facilitated by Tate Registrars, the training will be delivered across two days and will aim to explore a deeper understanding of the principles of collection management and how to bring judgement to their application. 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.


The 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 art works.


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 by the deadline of 26 March 2018 and provide the following details:

·         Your name, job title and organisation

·         The Workshop Programme you would like to attend (1-5)

·         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)

2) Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (7 – 8 June)

3) Aberdeen Maritime Museum (23 – 24 August)

4) Southampton City Art Gallery (October, dates TBC)

5) Gallery Oldham, Manchester (1 – 2 November)

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.


If you have any queries regarding this programme please direct them to Annie on Annie.Ward@tate.org.uk.