Union Ministry of Culture and Tate signed MoU

Feb 7, 2014 16:25 IST

Union Ministry of Culture and Tate on 6 February 2014 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop collaborations focused on modern and contemporary art. Pramod Jain, the Joint Secretary of Ministry of Culture and Judith Nesbitt, Head of International Partnerships, Tate signed the agreement.

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Aim of developing mutual understanding of British and Indian art is to provide a framework for future projects and building on previous collaborations.

Agreement between Ministry of Culture and Tate mentions

• Agreement of Tate to cooperate on institution to institution collaboration in areas of common interest including exhibitions, scholarly research, collection care, fellowships, loans and learning programmes
• It has mentioned the commitment of Tate to collaborate exchanges between the museum colleagues in both and the UK

It is predicted that this agreement would strengthen the Museum sector in India and lead to a cross pollination of ideas. It ould also support the reciprocal exchange of ideas and knowledge in the field of modern and contemporary art in India and the UK. It will also allow deeper agreement with art for audiences in both the nations.

Background

Earlier in 2007, the Ministry of Culture of Government of India and National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi have worked in collaboration with Haus der Kunst and Tate Modern on the Amrita Sher-Gil exhibition that was displayed/shown in London and Munich the same year. At present Tate Modern is working on an exhibition on word, sound, power with Khoj International Artists in partnership. The exhibition is on display at Khoj in New Delhi at present.

Also the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and Tate has supported the exchange of conservation expertise in Delhi, London and Bangalore in the field of collection care.

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About Tate
Tate is an institution of United Kingdom that houses its national collection of British art and international modern and contemporary art. Tate is not a government institution, but its main sponsor is the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. It is a network of four art museums, namely
• Tate Britain, London (until 2000 known as the Tate Gallery, founded 1897)
• Tate Liverpool (founded 1988)
• Tate St Ives, Cornwall (founded 1993)
• Tate Modern, London (founded 2000)

The gallery was founded in 1897, as the National Gallery of British Art. Mission of Tate is to promote public understanding and enjoyment of British, modern and contemporary art.

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