Tate Liverpool, Tate Modern, Tate Britain and Tate St Ives have all re-opened from today. Visitors will finally be able to reunite with their favourite works by artists from across the centuries and around the world.
Maria Balshaw, Director, Tate, said: “I’m thrilled to be reopening our galleries and can’t wait to welcome visitors back. While you’ve been away, we have worked hard to ensure our spaces are safe and accessible for everybody. We have also extended many major exhibitions and commissions, all of which feel as powerful and relevant today as they did when they first opened.”
Helen Legg, Director of Tate Liverpool, added: “Every visitor to Tate Liverpool will be able to explore all our displays and discover some of the greatest works in Tate’s collection. It is also wonderful to be reopening with a new commission, Ferocious Love by Mikhail Karikis, who has worked with young people to explore themes of community and togetherness in a changing and uncertain future. Commissioned before the pandemic, it could not be more relevant in this moment.”
As the galleries reopen, every precaution has been taken to make the experience safe and enjoyable. To ensure people can keep a safe distance from each other, all visitors, including Members, now need to book a timed ticket in advance to visit the collection displays or exhibitions. This can be done through the quick and easy booking system at tate.org.uk/visit.
As well as social distancing measures, an enhanced cleaning regime is in operation and hand sanitisers have been installed at key locations. Visitors are advised to wear face coverings, protective screens are in place at desks, cloakrooms are temporarily closed, and only card or contactless payments are accepted. As ever, Tate’s staff are on hand to offer help and advice to all visitors.
The one-way route through the displays offers access to an enormous variety of art and the route also includes access to toilets and opportunities to shop and buy food and drink.
Tate Liverpool’s free one-way route through the building includes a newly unveiled installation by Mikhail Karikis, open until 22 November 2020, as well as collection displays of international modern art and the popular Op Art in Focus display.