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),  Art Fund and the Scottish and British governments.

The Artist Rooms Foundation is a charity dedicated to promoting art for the benefit of the public, and to support the aims and activities of ARTIST ROOMS.

ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Art Fund, and in Scotland, the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.


44 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 to 77 museums & galleries across the United Kingdom. 

600,000 young people have taken part in its learning programmes.


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The Artist Rooms Foundation thanks the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York for its generous support, which made possible the creation of this website.