Tate St Ives to reopen in October - Museums Association

Tate St Ives to reopen in October

Gallery space to double following £20m redevelopment
Emily Bright
Tate St Ives will reopen on 14 October following a four-year building project, it was announced this week.

The £20m extension adds almost 600 extra square metres of gallery space, plus new areas for learning activities and events.

The redevelopment will better equip Tate St Ives to welcome its 250,000 annual visitors – over three times the number for which it was originally designed for.

Mark Osterfield, executive director, said: “The transformation of our iconic gallery will attract more visitors and generate an additional £105m in the local economy over the following 10 years.”

Anne Barlow, artistic director, added: “This is an enormously exciting time to be joining the team at Tate St Ives.

“Our expanded exhibitions and learning programmes offer wonderful new opportunities for artists and audiences, and I look forward to building on this in the coming years on a local, national and international level.”

The addition of a new gallery allows Tate St Ives to remain open throughout the year, rather than closing for every change of exhibition.

The redevelopment was designed by Jamie Fobert Architects.

The project received funding from a range of sources, including Cornwall Council, Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund.

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