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Experience art from anywhere in the world via BT and Tate Online

Screenshot of the Tate Online front page
Tate Online’s front page

Are you feeling culturally marooned? Are you missing those regular trips to art galleries in the UK? Then help is at hand at Tate’s fifth gallery, www.tate.org.uk – the UK’s number one arts website. Exclusively sponsored by BT, Tate Online is an easy and highly engaging way of viewing the wonderful Tate Collections, and keeping up to date with the latest exhibitions at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives – wherever you are in the world. If you’re not logging on, you’re missing out on a whole world of art that’s only a mouse click away.

BT’s funding and technical expertise has helped Tate create one of the greatest arts sites in the world, displaying more than 60,000 images of contemporary and classic art. In addition to this, BT and Tate have developed a series of exclusive online initiatives that allow audiences to access art in a highly inventive and interactive way.

Turner’s Gallery, a three-dimensional online representation of how Turner displayed his works in his own home, can be found at www.tate.org.uk/britain/turner/gallery.htm and links to the definitive Turner collection which brings together all of Turner’s works in one complete online catalogue at Tate Online.

Let’s Play 66 is an interactive online quiz on sixties art and culture that was developed by BT and Tate as an extra dimension to the widely acclaimed exhibition: Art & the ’60s. The online quiz can be found here: Tate Online: Let’s Play 66.

Explore Tate Britain has been developed by BT in order to allow users – particularly those who might not be able to visit in person – the chance to create their own personal “virtual” interactive tour of Tate Britain. It was launched by Michael Palin, a renowned traveller and passionate art lover who frequently accesses Tate Online when he is out of the country.

Tracey Emin
Tracey Emin

The BT Series (www.tate.org.uk/btseries) is a new cycle of interactive video films featuring famous living artists. In the first of the series, Tracey Emin takes part in an interactive interview at Tate Online, made possible by BT’s innovative use of video utilising broadband technology. On the same page you can find links to the display of Emin’s work at Tate Britain.

BT and Tate’s joint rationale is to make art more accessible via the internet, particularly to those people who cannot visit the galleries in person. It is a partnership which has a proven track record – in the past two years, Tate Online has won two BAFTA interactive entertainment awards for online content and has consistently been rated the most visited arts website in the country. Visitor figures continue to grow and average approximately 700,000 unique visitors per month.

What are you waiting for? Log on now and discover a taste of art from home.

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