Tate’s mission is to promote knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of art, and our shops support this goal in two important ways: firstly, through the books, prints, and products themselves, many of which are commissioned specially, we aim to both reflect and support the work of Tate. Secondly, the profits that are made by Tate Commerce are directly covenanted to Tate.

This is important because whilst, as a charity, Tate receives roughly 40% of its annual funding from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the remaining 60% is raised from other sources- including our trading activities.

Your purchase plays a vital part in enabling Tate to continue its ambitious programme and activities.