05 Dec, 2013

How many pennies does it take to change a lightbulb (at Tate)?

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Tim Mara, 'Lightbulb and Book' 1995-6

Tim Mara
Lightbulb and Book 1995-6
Lithograph and screenprint on paper
image: 676 x 989 mm
Presented by Belinda Mara in memory of the artist 1998© The estate of Tim Mara

How much do you think it costs to run an art gallery? From school workshops to framing a work, take a guess and test yourself as we reveal how much just a few of Tate’s essential activities cost

£1.30 — Gallery light bulb to ensure visitors experience art in the best possible conditions 

£20 — Art materials for 60 children attending a free school workshop

£25 — Tin of paint to refresh gallery spaces to ensure displays look their very best

£120 — The cost of framing a work on paper to protect and present it in the best way possible

£200 — Free school workshops for children of all ages led by a practising artist

£950 — Production of ‘Tate Shots’ digital content to enhance the visitor experience in gallery

£2,550 — Conservation treatment for an artwork to ensure it is protected and on show

£5,000 — Specialised sculpture cleaning of one of the 1,993 sculptures in the Tate collection 

To take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge this year, log on to www.biggive.org.uk/tatefund and make a donation between 5-7 December.

This campaign is a challenge; we double donations until we reach our daily goal, so the closer to 10.00 you make your donation, the higher the chance that your donation will be doubled

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