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Tate Modern from the Millennium Bridge
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Tate Modern from the Millennium Bridge
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Tate Modern from St Paul's Cathedral. The rebuilt Globe Theatre is in white, to the left)
Ólafur Elíasson's The Weather Project in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern
Ólafur Elíasson's The Weather Project in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern
The Turbine Hall. No art work was on display in the hall at the time (June 2005). It stand seven storeys tall and has 3,400 square metres of floorspace (The Guardian).
The Turbine Hall. No art work was on display in the hall at the time (June 2005). It stand seven storeys tall and has 3,400 square metres of floorspace (The Guardian).
A gallery in Tate Modern
A gallery in Tate Modern
Another exterior view
Another exterior view

Tate Modern is Britain's new national museum of modern art in London and, along with the Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St. Ives, a part of the Tate Gallery. Tate Modern, London, from the Millennium Bridge. ... Tate Modern, London, from the Millennium Bridge. ... Link titleLink titlehtehejregh4geInsert non-formatted text here{| align=right == Headline text ==helo i am john-angus | The entire bridge seen from a restaurant in the Tate Modern gallery. ... Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2247 KB) Tate Modern seen from St Pauls File links The following pages link to this file: Tate Modern Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2247 KB) Tate Modern seen from St Pauls File links The following pages link to this file: Tate Modern Categories: GFDL images ... St Pauls Cathedral is a cathedral on Ludgate Hill, in the City of London, and the seat of the Bishop of London. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare, both the original and its modern reconstruction. ... Download high resolution version (600x800, 54 KB)Olafur Eliassons The Weather Project in Tate Modern. ... Download high resolution version (600x800, 54 KB)Olafur Eliassons The Weather Project in Tate Modern. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1800x1347, 641 KB) The Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern. ... Jump to: navigation, search ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1800x1347, 641 KB) The Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern. ... Jump to: navigation, search ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1800x1256, 547 KB) A gallery in Tate Modern. ... Jump to: navigation, search ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1800x1256, 547 KB) A gallery in Tate Modern. ... Tate Modern Gallery (Outside) Photo taken by D.Alston (You are free to copy and use photo) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Tate Modern Gallery (Outside) Photo taken by D.Alston (You are free to copy and use photo) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For the psychedelic rock band, see The Modern Art. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Tate Liverpool is an art gallery and museum in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, and a branch of the Tate Gallery, along with the Tate St Ives, Cornwall, the Tate Britain, London, and the Tate Modern, London. ... Tate St Ives is an art gallery in St. ... The Tate Gallery in the United Kingdom is a network of four galleries and a virtual presence: Tate Britain (opened 1897), Tate Liverpool (1988), Tate St Ives (1993), Tate Modern (2000) and Tate Online (1998). ...


It is housed in the former Bankside Power Station, which was originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect responsible for Battersea Power Station, and built in two stages between 1947 and 1963. The power station closed in 1981. The building was converted by architects Herzog & de Meuron and stands at 99m tall. Since its opening on May 12, 2000, it has become a very popular destination for Londoners and tourists. Entry is free. Night view of Bankside Power Station, circa 1965 Bankside Power Station is located on the south bank of the Thames in the Bankside district of London. ... Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (November 9, 1880—February 8, 1960) was an English architect known for his work on such buildings as Liverpool Cathedral and Battersea Power Station. ... Jump to: navigation, search Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect, also known as a building designer, is a person involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction, whose role is to guide decisions affecting those building aspects that are of aesthetic, cultural or social... Battersea Power Station viewed from the north bank of the River Thames at Pimlico Battersea Power Station, completed in 1939, was the first in a series of very large (for the era) coal-fired electrical generating facilities set up in England as part of the National Grid power distribution system... Jump to: navigation, search 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Forum Building in Barcelona Herzog & de Meuron is a Swiss architect firm with an international reputation, founded in 1978 by Jacques Herzog (born 19 April 1950 in Basel) and Pierre de Meuron (born 8 May 1950 in Basel), its two main partners. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... A Londoner is someone who inhabits or originates from London. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...


The gallery is currently, as of 2005, building an extension on its south side which will increase display space by 60%, and which is scheduled to open in 2012. This expansion was also designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2012 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Forum Building in Barcelona Herzog & de Meuron is a Swiss architect firm with an international reputation, founded in 1978 by Jacques Herzog (born 19 April 1950 in Basel) and Pierre de Meuron (born 8 May 1950 in Basel), its two main partners. ...


Galleries are located on the third, fourth and fifth floors of the building. Thematically-arranged exhibitions from the gallery's permanent collection are located on the third and fifth floors, while temporary exhibitions are located on the fourth floor. The main hall of the building, which originally housed the power station's turbine, is also used for temporary exhibitions. Jump to: navigation, search WWII era steam turbine used for ship propulsion. ...


The turbine hall is used to display specially-commissioned work by contemporary artists, between October and March each year, in a series sponsored by Unilever. This series was originally planned to last the gallery's first five years, but the popularity of the series has led to its extension until 2008. Jump to: navigation, search October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Jump to: navigation, search March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Unilever is an Anglo-Dutch company which owns many of the worlds consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. ... Jump to: navigation, search Leap year starting on Tuesday // Predicted events FIFA will announce the host country to celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup The FIA will introduce new regulations for the Formula 1 in order to reduce the costs and improve racing. ...


The artists that have exhibited specially commissioned work in the turbine hall are:

The gallery can be accessed by crossing the London Millennium Bridge which links it with St Paul's Cathedral, which lies to the north. The closest tube station is Southwark, although Blackfriars tube station and a short walk over Blackfriars Bridge is often more convenient. Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... Maman, by Louise Bourgeois, is a 30-foot-tall spider. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Untitled, 1985 Anish Kapoor (born 1954) is a sculptor. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bruce Nauman (born 1941) is a contemporary American artist. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Rachel Whiteread (born 1963) is a British artist, best known for her sculptures, which typically take the form of casts, and first woman to win the Turner Prize. ... Link titleLink titlehtehejregh4geInsert non-formatted text here{| align=right == Headline text ==helo i am john-angus | The entire bridge seen from a restaurant in the Tate Modern gallery. ... St Pauls Cathedral is a cathedral on Ludgate Hill, in the City of London, and the seat of the Bishop of London. ... Categories: Jubilee Line stations | London Underground stubs ... Blackfriars station Blackfriars station is a London Underground and National Rail station complex situated in the City of London financial district of London in England. ... Blackfriars Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames in London, between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge. ...


There is also a riverboat pier just outside the gallery called Bankside Pier, with connections to the Docklands and Greenwich via regular passenger boat services (commuter service) and the Tate to Tate service, which connectes Tate Modern with Tate Britain via the London Eye Thames Clippers are a water-bus service operating in London on the River Thames. ... The Bankside Pier is a stop on the river bus service in London. ... Docklands is the semi-official name for an area in the east of London, England, comprising parts of several boroughs (Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Newham) in Greater London. ... Greenwich (pronounced gren-itch , or by the locals) is a town, now part of the south eastern urban sprawl of London, on the south bank of the river Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The British Airways London Eye, sometimes called the Millennium Wheel, is the first-built and largest observation wheel in the world (a type of or evolution on the Ferris wheel), and has been since its opening at the end of 1999. ...


External links

  • The official web site of Tate Modern
  • Gallery plan


Museums and Galleries in London

British Museum | Dulwich Picture Gallery | Geffrye Museum | Hayward Gallery | Horniman Museum | Imperial War Museum | Museum of London | Museum of Performance | National Gallery | National Maritime Museum | National Portrait Gallery | Natural History Museum | Royal Academy of Arts | Science Museum | Sir John Soane's Museum | Somerset HouseCourtauld Gallery, Gilbert Collection, Hermitage Rooms | Tate Britain | Tate Modern | Victoria and Albert Museum | V&A Museum of Childhood | Wallace Collection London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... The main entrance to the British Museum The British Museum in London is the United Kingdoms - and one of the worlds - largest and most important museums of human history and culture. ... Dulwich Picture Gallery is an art gallery in Dulwich, London. ... The Geffrye Musuem in Shoreditch, East London is named after Sir Robert Geffrye, former Lord Mayor of London. ... Categories: United Kingdom-related stubs | Art museums and galleries in the UK | London attractions ... Categories: Museum stubs | London attractions ... Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, London The original location of the Imperial War Museum was the Crystal Palace, located at the top of Sydenham Hill. ... The Museum of London documents the history of London from the Palaeolithic to the present day. ... The Museum of Performance (formerly the Theatre Museum) in the Covent Garden district of London is the United Kingdoms national museum of the performing arts. ... The National Gallery from Trafalgar Square The National Gallery is an art gallery in London, located on the north side of Trafalgar Square. ... The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich The National Maritime Museum (NMM) is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom, and one of the most important in the world. ... The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in central London which was opened in 1856. ... The Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London, has an ornate terracotta facade typical of high Victorian architecture. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article refers to an art institution in London. ... Science Museum The Science Museum on Exhibition Road, Kensington, London, is part of the National Museum of Science and Industry. ... The Soane Museum is a museum of architecture, and was formerly the house and studio of Sir John Soane. ... Somerset House in London Somerset House in London Somerset House is a large building situated on the south side of The Strand in central London, overlooking the River Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge. ... The Courtauld Institute of Art is a listed organisation of the University of London specialising in the study of the history of art. ... The Gilbert Collection was formed by the English businessman Sir Arthur Gilbert, who made most of his fortune in the property business in California. ... The Hermitage Rooms at Somerset House in London are a venue for temporary exhibitions of items from the collections of the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg in Russia. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Cromwell Road entrance to the Victoria and Albert Museum The Victoria and Albert Museum viewed from Thurloe Square The main interior courtyard of the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2004. ... Jump to: navigation, search Exterior of the museum The official opening of the Bethnal Green Museum by the Prince of Wales in 1872. ... The Wallace Collection is a national art museum located in London. ...


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