Tate Liverpool and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) are to partner as the art gallery closes its doors for redevelopment.

Tate Liverpool and RIBA North, RIBA’s national architecture centre, are both located on the Liverpool waterfront. The partnership will see Tate Liverpool join RIBA’s national architecture centre from late October 2023 during its temporary closure.

The two organisations will deliver a programme of temporary exhibitions, family activity, public talks and other events inspired by the collections held by RIBA and Tate.

The programme will focus on art, architecture and ecology. The venue will also have a shop and café run by Tate.

The first partnership exhibition, ‘Long Life, Low Energy: Designing for a circular economy’, will show works from the RIBA architectural collection.

Tate Liverpool’s Director. Helen Legg, said of the move: “Although our usual home will be undergoing a transformation, we will still be able to share the wonderful art from the Tate collection and provide family activity to visitors alongside our much-loved shop and café offer. We’re thrilled to be partnering with RIBA and collaborating on an inspiring programme in the year ahead.”

RIBA Chief Executive, Dr Valerie Vaughan-Dick MBE, added: RIBA members, visitors and the local community will benefit from this partnership, as will new audiences who will be able to experience and enjoy RIBA’s world-class collections.”

Tate Liverpool announced earlier this year that it will temporarily close from Monday 16 October 2023, as the building undergoes its major redevelopment.

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