Tate makes archive available online

Tate has started to make items from its archive available to view on its website in a scheme to digitise its resources.

Photograph of Eduardo Paolozzi c 1950s

Source: Nigel Henderson Estate

Photograph of Eduardo Paolozzi c 1950s

A total of 6,000 items have so far been published online at www.tate.org.uk/art/archive including sketches by Graham Sutherland, photographs of Eduardo Paolozzi and Jacob Epstein and love letters from Paul Nash to his wife Margaret.

The digitisation project is being funded by a £2 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant and aims to bring the Tate Archive online alongside Tate’s digitised collection.

Photograph of Ben Nicholson holding his cat, Tommy 1968

Source: Fondation du Refuge SPA de Saint-Légier-la-Chiésaz

Photograph of Ben Nicholson holding his cat, Tommy 1968

Users can explore documents and images on the archive site and Tate is also working with the Zooniverse team at Oxford University to crowdsource full text transcriptions of handwritten documents.

Tate plans to add further material to the archive in summer 2015, including content relating to artists including Prunella Clough and Kurt Schwitters.

Letter from Paul Nash to Margaret Nash 4 July 1913

Source: Tate

Letter from Paul Nash to Margaret Nash 4 July 1913

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