international modern and contemporary art
ARTIST ROOMS is a world-class collection of international contemporary art dedicated to fostering creativity amongst young people worldwide.
Established through one of the largest and most imaginative gifts of art ever made to museums in Britain. It is owned on behalf of the United Kingdom by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate who together care for the Collection and arrange for its presentation across the country.
The d’Offay Donation was made in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF), the Art Fund and the Scottish and British governments. The Artist Rooms Foundation was established in 2011 to support the aims and activities of ARTIST ROOMS.
ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is a partnership with Arts Council England, the Art Fund, and in Scotland, Creative Scotland, making available the ARTIST ROOMS collection to galleries throughout the UK.
Since its launch in 2008 ARTIST ROOMS has made possible over 120 exhibitions in museums and galleries across the United Kingdom. all of them free to enter. These shows have been seen by over 29 million visitors, many of them young people.