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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 art.
It is not a government institution,
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”.
The gallery was founded in 1897 as the National Gallery of British 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
who had laid the foundations for the collection.
The Tate Gallery was housed in the current building
occupied by Tate Britain,
which is situated in Millbank, London.
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;
which displays modern and contemporary art
by artists who have connections with the area.
All four museums share the Tate Collection.
One of the Tate’s most publicised art events
is the awarding of the annual Turner Prize,
which takes place at Tate Britain.
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