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Tate Awarded its Largest Research Grant To Date: $1.5 Million From The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

March 15, 2018

Tate has been awarded $1.5 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a major research initiative that will develop innovative models for the conservation and management of recent and contemporary works of art. The award is the largest single research grant made to Tate and is for a three-and-a-half year period from January 2018.

The initiative, Reshaping the Collectible: When Artworks Live in the Museum, builds on Tate’s pioneering research and expertise in this area of conservation; responding to Tate’s bold acquisitions policy. It will contribute to theory and practice in collection care, curation and museum management, and will focus on recent and contemporary artworks which challenge the structures of the museum - such as time-based media, performative, live and digital art.