Tate is a public institution owned by, and existing for, the public. Tate's mission is to promote public knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of British, modern and contemporary art by facilitating extraordinary experiences between people and art through the Collection and an inspiring programme in and well beyond our galleries. Over the past two decades, Tate has undergone a remarkable transformation. Tate's commitment to providing high-quality programming outside London resulted in the opening of Tate St Ives in 1993 and the further development of Tate Liverpool in 1998, followed by the opening of Tate Modern on the South Bank in 2000, when the original Tate Gallery became Tate Britain. It also has a presence on the web – Tate Online. Everything we do – from the Collection we care for, to the exhibitions, displays and programme we present, to how we manage the organisation – is done to maximise value for the public. Tate is responsible for the national Collections of British art and of international art from 1900.

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