The Tate is to open a research centre next spring at Tate Britain in London. It has appointed architect John Miller & Partners to design the interiors, but will use existing Tate branding, designed by Wolff Olins.
The centre will fulfil the gallery’s longstanding aim of giving increased public access to its research resources.
Existing library and archive facilities will be brought together to showcase previously unseen documents and sketches relating to the nation’s art.
A spokesman for Tate Britain says the facility will not be marketed as a separate entity, remaining instead as an integral part of the gallery.
“It won’t have a separate identity, it will carry the Tate Britain identity. This branding will be carried over into signage systems and other graphics,” he says. The identity was launched last year.
John Miller & Partners will work on the interior designs for the library and archive, which include storage space and two reading rooms.