Museums and the Web 2005
Demonstrations: Description
Photo Credits

See museum applications demonstrated by the people who created them.

Explore Tate Britain

Sarah Tinsley, Tate, United Kingdom

Demonstration: Demonstrations - Session 2

Explore Tate Britain is an interactive, on-line map of the gallery which houses the world's greatest display of British art from 1500 to the present day. The Map allows you to see an overview of the building and hone in on individual galleries to see exactly which works are displayed in each room. You can also search the Map for your favourite artists and put together a tour specifically planned around your preferred works. This tool will help school teachers and parents plan their trips to the gallery more effectively. Teachers can provide their students with access to the tour in advance and after their visit by saving it on the Web Site with a special password.

Explore Tate Britain also provides interpretation material, such as a comprehensive timeline, written captions for works and audio clips drawn from a wide range of sources. These additional items allow detailed examinations of works and provide explanations of different displays. For the first time on-line Explore Tate Britain also includes room texts in a range of languages including French, Spanish, Bengali, Arabic and Japanese.

The concept of Explore Tate Britain was initially launched in Autumn 2001 but this new version provides the visitor with a much more comprehensive view of the gallery with added functionality that will facilitate planning and following up on a visit. Explore Tate Britain has been developed jointly by Tate and BT, exclusive sponsor of Tate Online.