The Tate Modern, England’s most renowned modern art gallery

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: February 19th, 2015

When it comes to modern art galleries in England the Tate Modern is beyond any doubt the flagman. The museum is part of the Tate Group along with the museums of Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St. Ives and Tate Online. The Tate Modern was founded in the year 2000 and is currently the second most visited museum and landmark in the United Kingdom. The largest numbers show that the museum attracts more than 5 million visitors on a yearly basis.

The Tate Modern is located in the London district of Bankside. The district is situated on the southern bank of the famous Thames Rivers and is located at about two miles from the junction of Charing Cross. The district of Bankside is part of the London Borough of Southwark and is highly desirable residential and commercial area.

Tate Modern MuseumThis is why people constantly move to the area. So if you are in the process of moving to the English capital you should definitely seek to move to Bankside. Keep in mind that you won’t have a hard time moving to the area as the area is home to numerous man and van companies which can provide you amazing moving services. The only thing that you must do to benefit from these man and van services is to book them at least ten days prior of your arrival.

The museum has a total of seven floors which until 2012 were numbered from 1 to 7. However since 2012 the floors are numbered from 0 to 6. The Tate Modern displays both permanent and temporary exhibitions. The museum is strictly dedicated to works of art that date from 1900 until present day.

The current permanent exhibitions of the museum are divided into five categories which are:

Poetry and Dream: This section of the museum has a large central room that is dedicated to Surrealism while the surrounding smaller rooms showcase works by artists that have been influenced by the Surrealism movement.

Structure and Clarity: This section of the museum is set in the galleries that once housed the States of Flux section of the museum. This section is dedicated to abstract art and displays the works of both British and non-British artists.

Transformed Visions: This section replaced the Material Gestures section of the museum. This particular section focuses on Abstract Impressionism and fields that came to light after the Second World War.

Energy and Process: This section of the Tate Modern is entirely dedicated to Arte Povera and shows the works of artists such as Kasimir Malevich, Jenny Holzer, Ana Mendieta, Alighiero Boetti and many, many more.

Setting the Scene: This section is perhaps the smaller section of the museum and displays theatrical, kinematical and fictional themes.

The museum has become so popular throughout the last decade that the Tate Group has been working since 2004 on ways to expand the museum so that it can accommodate more easily its visitors. Despite the fact that the expansion plans have been ready and approved for numerous years, the expansion itself hasn’t been started yet due to a lack of funding.

About the Author:

Kim Jacobs is a removals coordinator with over 11 years of experience as part of the Get man and van team and other firms in the home and office relocation industry in London. Before joining our company, Kim has worked in various logistical and transportation companies and institutions such as Transport for London, The Removals Ombudsman, and has coordinated moving projects with some of the biggest suppliers of various goods such as IKEA, HomeBase, Amazon, Sainsbury's and others. While working as a chief removals coordinator, Kim also enjoys sharing her expertise with others through writing in our blog.

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