The Tate Liverpool we all know and love will close this autumn in preparation for a glow up that will cost £29.7 million. It’s a huge investment and one that we’re glad is being put into Liverpool’s incredible art scene.
Liverpool is a city known for its museums and art galleries, and director Helen Leg says that the refurbishment will ‘reimagine the gallery for the twenty-first century and strengthen the connection between art and people’.
As the city prepares to host Eurovision, Tate Liverpool will still benefit from the influx of visitors coming to the city this May. We’ve still got almost exactly eight months to visit before the doors close.
However, Tate Liverpool will continue to work in the community. Just one example of this is the work Tate does in rehabilitating prisoners with its ‘A Future I can Love’ programme. The programme
In collaboration with Novus, Tate Liverpool’s ‘A Future I Can Love’ programme has been using art to encourage positive change and rehabilitation for learners in prison throughout the UK.
Their ‘Tackling The Blues’ programme with Everton in the Community and Edge Hill University helps children and young people to understand their own emotions and mental health using art, too. So, although we won’t be able to visit Tate Liverpool for a couple of years after October 16, the gallery will still be doing great work in the community.