Talk:Tate Modern

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Image links[edit]

There are two broken links in the image gallery. I'm not sure how to fix them, or if they should be deleted. Tyrenius 19:25, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Infobox picture[edit]

Does someone have a better picture than the one in there at the moment? It's focus is more on the foreground than the Tate in the background. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by ThirteenthGreg (talkcontribs) .

I disagree, it shows very nicely the gallery and its relationship to the River Thames - Adrian Pingstone 16:57, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
The Tate Modern in dawn's early light
The Tate is a notoriously difficult building to photograph well, mostly because its northern side has the best aspect but is so often deep in shadow. The photograph with the bridge and the boat is an excellent one. I took one from much the same spot a couple of weeks ago and my best effort (right) doesn't begin to compare. Keep the photo in the article. Cherish it. --Surgeonsmate 21:50, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
Surgeonsmate, I've added your photo to the gallery — looks good to me. jareha (comments) 23:03, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. On looking at the gallery, there's some great shots in there. --Surgeonsmate 00:33, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
I put the gallery photos in order of approach to the museum. Not sure anyone else would catch that — just saying. :) jareha (comments) 00:40, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Director[edit]

Vicente Todoli is Director of Tate Modern. Serota is Director of the Tate Gallery that includes Tate Modern.

Vincent Todoli actually resigned in the summer of last year. [1][2]citizendio 18:16, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Turbine hall[edit]

A bunch of IP editors are adding a non-notable art stunt to the list of Turbine Hall exhibitions in the Unilever series. I am removing this as spam and vandalism. The table is only for official exhibitions. Even if the stunt was notable (i.e. covered by RS sources not just by a few blogs) it would only merit a footnote and not inclusion in the table. --DanielRigal (talk) 10:35, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Extension[edit]

Are the western block and the tower the same thing? They're under different headings and perhaps need merging. Also the location of the section about the chimney suggests it's part of the extension whereas I thought it was original. (I don't know nearly enough about Tate Modern to edit the article directly.) Rb (talk) 14:38, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

The western block is an area of space that used to be part of the original building but was never used by Tate as EDF had electric equipment there. It has been mostly demolished and rebult. It will link to the new tower extension and could be regarded as part of it. It should be noted that the whole of Tate Modern will be a single enlarged building once it is complete, not a campus of separate buildings. There is still some sense in grouping the three extension parts separately but maybe not with separate section headings.
I agree that the chimney probably does not belong in this section as I am not aware of any plan to alter it or extend the gallery into it. I am not sure what, if anything, it is currently used for. I suspect it is not conducive to use. The description of the chimney would be better moved to another section. --DanielRigal (talk) 19:17, 29 March 2014 (UTC)