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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Tate is the United Kingdom state museum of British and modern art, and is a network of four art galleries in England: Tate Britain (opened 1897), Tate Liverpool (1988), Tate St Ives (1993) and Tate Modern (2000), with a complementary website, Tate Online (1998). It was founded with the official title the National Gallery of British Art and was renamed after Henry Tate funded a building for it at Millbank in London. This was its sole venue until the end of the 20th century. The most significant change was the opening of Tate Modern, which then carried the modern part of the collection, while the original building was renamed Tate Britain to house the British part of the collection. Modern British work is split between the two. One of the Tate's most publicised activities is the Turner Prize.

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