ARTIST ROOMS is an inspirational collection of modern and contemporary art acquired for the nation in 2008 by National Galleries of Scotland and Tate through the generosity of Anthony d’Offay. The collection was acquired with support from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund and the Scottish and British Governments. ARTIST ROOMS includes major installations and groups of work by artists of international renown, including Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, Louise Bourgeois and Damien Hirst. Since its inception, the collection has always been intended to grow, and additional works have been given by major contemporary artists such as Douglas Gordon, Robert Therrien and Ed Ruscha.
At the heart of ARTIST ROOMS is the concept of individual rooms devoted to particular artists, so that their work can be seen and appreciated in depth. ARTIST ROOMS On Tour enables this collection to reach and inspire new audiences across the country, particularly young people. ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the Art Fund and, in Scotland, the National Lottery through Creative Scotland, making available the ARTIST ROOMS collection to galleries throughout the UK.
Find out more about the artists, works and touring programme in the ARTIST ROOMS section of our website.
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An introduction to ARTIST ROOMS, an extraordinary collection of modern and contemporary art jointly owned and managed by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland, established through the generosity of Anthony d'Offay. Since 2009 ARTIST ROOMS On Tour has made works available to galleries and museums across the United Kingdom and inspiring millions of visitors.