ARTIST ROOMS is a collection of international modern and contemporary art, established through one of the largest and most imaginative gifts of art ever made to museums in Britain. It is owned on behalf of the United Kingdom by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate, who together care for the Collection and arrange for its presentation across the country.
The d'Offay Donation was made in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF), the Art Fund and the Scottish and British governments. The Artist Rooms Foundation was established in 2011 to support the aims and activities of ARTIST ROOMS.
ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is a partnership with Arts Council England, the Art Fund, and in Scotland, Creative Scotland, making available the ARTIST ROOMS collection to galleries throughout the UK.
35 million visitors to ARTIST ROOMS since 2009 (including the touring programme and exhibitions at TATE and National Galleries of Scotland)
143 ARTIST ROOMS exhibitions between 2009 and 2015.
ARTIST ROOMS has travelled 77 museums & galleries across the United Kingdom.
600,000 young people have taken part in its learning programmes.
(figures correct as of September 2015)
The Artist Rooms Foundation thanks the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York for its generous support, which made possible the creation of this website.