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Quick Search
Start here to search the database on a free text search basis. Enter relevant keywords or combinations keywords to find images that meet your needs.
You can enter artist names as key words. Enter both the first name and surname as separate words. If you are looking for a specific artwork you can also enter words which occur in the title as keywords.

Advanced Search Options
Use the advanced search graphic to expand or hide these search options.
This search page enables you to search the Tate collection by Keyword, Orientation, Category/Subject or Artist.
There are two options with Artist; either enter the name in the quick search box or use the A-Z.

Keyword
Do not use hyphens or ‘stop words’ e.g. the, a, of, in, at, on, etc., when inputting free text.
Entering the stem or root of the keyword – e.g. for ‘sleeping’ try ‘sleep’, for ‘suspended’ try ‘suspend’ etc to optimise your search results.

Category
Tate’s Collection has been sorted into categories. The Category fields can aid your keyword search – by ticking specific Category boxes your search will be refined.

Artist
You can also access Tate’s Collection by artist’s name. Either scroll down the A-Z of artists or use the free text search field to input the artist’s name as a keyword. If you are looking for a particular artist enter both the first name and surname to refine your search from the start.

Accession number
You can access an artwork by accession number if you know it – just enter it in the search box to view a preview sized image.

Data refinement
Tate Images is committed to cataloguing and keywording the many works in Tate’s Collection in order to enable you to find the perfect picture. This is a long job so please bear with us while we work on data improvements.

Registered users will find these icons under each image:

Magnifying glass – Click this icon under a thumbnail to view a larger image and to find related keywords which can be searched.
Lightboxes are like folders for organizing your images from search results. Create a lightbox at the bottom of the search results page – just type a title in the box and click Create. To put an image in a lightbox, click the grid icon under the image. You may create as many lightboxes as you want. There is no minimum or maximum number of images you can put in a lightbox. You can email the lightbox.
Shopping Trolley - Clicking the shopping trolley icon will add an image to your shopping trolley. For our preferred clients, the trolley icon will allow access to download high resolution images immediately online outside of the standard trolley checkout process. If you’re interested in becoming a preferred client, we welcome you to complete a House Account application by clicking here.
Order Images – Clicking the envelope icon will route you to the Order Images form where your accession number will automatically be added to it. Provided that you do not log out of the website or close your web browser, you have the ability to navigate back and forth between results pages and this form until you are ready to submit your Order Images form to us.
Calculate Price – Clicking the pound sign icon will allow you to launch the pricing calculator, calculate a usage price for each image, and also add the image to your shopping trolley.

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