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Art Explora Mobile Museum takes Tate Masterpieces to Communities around Liverpool

Tate has joined forces with the international art foundation, Art Explora to launch the Mobile Museum in the UK, taking masterpieces from its collection out of its store to communities across the Liverpool City Region on a 10-week tour until 29 April 2023.

The Art Explora Mobile Museum in collaboration with Tate and MuMo, aims to make great art accessible to everyone. The tour will bring works from Tate’s collection directly to communities in St Helens, Knowsley, Sefton, Wirral, Halton and Liverpool for the first time.

The Mobile Museum will tour a version of the exhibition Radical Landscapes, shown at Tate Liverpool in Summer 2022, featuring works by Turner, Constable, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, John Nash and Jeremy Deller. The exhibition will also include works by leading contemporary artists including this year’s Turner Prize winner Veronica Ryan and shortlisted artist Ingrid Pollard.

It is expected that this tour into communities will offer a first encounter with art to groups of school children and young people across the region as well as community groups, care home residents and adults from all backgrounds.

Groups will be given a tour around the exhibition and will then be invited to join creative workshops, to participate themselves in this artistic adventure and share a momento with their families. At the end of the week, families, neighbours and the local community will be invited to visit the exhibition of artworks made during the workshop sessions.

This tour of the Mobile Museum is brought to you by Art Explora, a non-profit arts organization, in collaboration with Tate and MuMo. MuMo (“Mobile Museum”) was founded by Ingrid Brochard, designed by matali crasset, with the support of the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso. This project is supported by Art Explora with public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Helen Legg, Director, Tate Liverpool said: “Alongside our exhibitions programme, Tate Liverpool has a proud reputation for delivering high quality work within the city’s neighbourhoods which reinforce the social purpose on which it was founded. We’re excited to work in collaboration with Art Explora on this UK-first that will enable us to continue to engage with people across the Liverpool city region on their doorstep in an innovative way. This project will reach more than 500 school children in the region and continues Tate’s mission to expand the possibilities of museum spaces as sites of learning and promoting the importance of creative learning and access to the arts for young people.”

Frédéric Jousset, Founder of Art Explora, said: “Art Explora was founded with the mission to make art accessible to all. Despite the best efforts of museums everywhere, there remains a social divide between those who go to museums and those who do not. Art Explora is trying to bridge this divide by taking arts out to new communities and by creating encounters with art in unexpected places. The Mobile Museum is a wonderful way to present our national collections to new audiences, to show that art can be discovered on your own doorstep, and to offer everybody a chance to take part in our collective creative adventure.”