Collection NameTate Public Records: Stores
Reference Number (click the number to browse all records in this collection)TG 7
Alternative Reference NumberGB 70 TG 7
Access StatusOPEN
LocationRed Zone
DescriptionScope and content: inventories, 1969-1986; private property, 1935-1983; Gorst Road, 1968-1983; movement and handling, 1940-1975.
ArrangementThe archive has been listed according to the principles set out in the General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD(G)) and to guidelines issued by the Public Record Office. The list comprises the file reference, dates, title and brief description. Archives relating to Stores have been given the class number TG 7. Material in this class has been listed down to file level.
Related MaterialSee also TG 2/7/1 for wartime storage.
Administrative HistoryWorks in the Tate's collections were originally stored in the basement of the Millbank building. As the collections increased in size so too did the need for space to house them. From the 1960s onwards a number of solutions to this problem were sought, including use of a store at Gorst Road in Acton and the sharing of offsite storage with other national museums and galleries. During the 1990s the Tate took a definitive step towards securing its future storage needs with the development of a state of the art facility in Southwark.
Custodial HistoryThe records have either been deposited in the archives via the Director's Office or had previously been transferred to Gallery Records or its predecessors.
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