It took a step nearer when Robert Vernon gave his collection to the National Gallery in Forty years later Sir Henry Tate who was a sugar magnate and a major collector of Victorian art, offered to fund the building of the gallery to house British Art on the condition that the State pay for the site and revenue costs. Henry Tate also donated his own collection to the gallery. It was initially a collection solely of modern British art, concentrating on the works of modern—that is Victorian era—painters.
It took a step nearer when Robert Vernon gave his collection to the National Gallery in Forty years later Sir Henry Tate who was a sugar magnate and a major collector of Victorian art, offered to fund the building of the gallery to house British Art on the condition that the State pay for the site and revenue costs.
Henry Tate also donated his own collection to the gallery. It was initially a collection solely of modern British art, concentrating on the works of Tate modern is Victorian era—painters. It was controlled by the National Gallery until InSir Hugh Lane bequeathed his collection of European modern art to Dublin, but controversially this went to the Tate, which expanded its collection to include foreign art and continued to acquire contemporary art.
In andthe art dealer and patron Joseph Duveen paid for two major expansions of the gallery building. His father had earlier paid for an extension to house the major part of the Turner Bequest, which in was transferred to a wing paid for by Sir Charles Clore.
Henry Courtauld also endowed Tate with a purchase fund. By the mid 20th century, it was fulfilling a dual function of showing the history of British art as well as international modern art.
Inthe Tate Gallery was finally separated from the National Gallery. Tate Liverpool opened in During the s and s, the visual arts department of the Arts Council of Great Britain funded and Tate modern temporary exhibitions at the Tate Gallery including, ina retrospective of Marcel Duchamp.
Later, the Tate began organising its own temporary exhibition programme. In with funding from a Japanese bank a large modern extension was opened that would also house larger income generating exhibitions. Inthe Clore Wing opened to house the major part of the Turner bequest and also provided a seat auditorium.
The "Centenary Development," inprovided improved access and public amenities Tate St Ives opened in Inan outpost in north west England opened as Tate Liverpool. This shows various works of modern art from the Tate collection as well as mounting its own temporary exhibitions.
Inanother offshoot opened, Tate St Ives. It exhibits work by modern British artists, particularly those of the St Ives School. Tate Modern opened in Neither of these two new Tates had a significant effect on the functioning of the original London Tate Gallery, whose size was increasingly proving a constraint as the collection grew.
It was a logical step to separate the "British" and "Modern" aspects of the collection, and they are now housed in separate buildings in London. The original gallery is now called Tate Britain and is the national gallery for British art from to the present day, as well as some modern British art.
Tate Modernin Bankside Power Station on the south side of the Thamesopened in and now exhibits the national collection of modern art from to the present day, including some modern British art. In its first year, the Tate Modern was the most popular museum in the world, with 5, visitors.
In the late s, the Tate announced a new development project to the south of the existing building.
According to the museum this new development would "transform Tate Modern. An iconic new building will be added at the south of the existing gallery. It will create more spaces for displaying the collection, performance and installation art and learning, all allowing visitors to engage more deeply with art, as well as creating more social spaces for visitors to unwind and relax in the gallery.
Tate Online helps visitors prepare and extend visits to the physical sites but also acts as a destination in its own right. BT was the primary sponsor of Tate Online from to So far, 13 net art exhibitions have been shown since the initiative started in including Tate in Space  which was nominated in the Interactive Art category for the BAFTA Interactive awards.
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It is administered by a board of trustees, who are responsible for the running of the gallery and appoint the Director for a period of seven years.
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Tate Modern, London The artists condemned as ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis really did revel in the perverse and depraved, and their sex and violence-drenched paintings still shock.