BT and Tate Gallery launch online cultural media player

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BT and the Tate Gallery have teamed up to launch the BT Tate Player today, offering access to a wide range of rare film and audio from the Tate archives.

It’s a result of months of work digitising available footage, which offer revealing insights into major artists and cultural figures from the 1960s to the present day. And if you are culturally inclined, you’ll no doubt enjoy the clips that include black and white home movie of Barbara Hepworth, a unique film by Felipe Ehrenberg and a lecture by Christo at Tate Gallery introduced by Nicholas Serota.

Will Gompertz, Director of Tate Media, said: “As one of the flagship initiatives of the newly formed Tate Media, the BT Tate Player demonstrates BT’s credentials in the field of broadband provision and is a remarkable achievement increasing accessibility to the arts through pioneering technology. It’s an exciting project with limitless potential and we’re delighted to be able to share with a broader audience the original audiovisual content of the Tate Archive.”

Find out more at Tate Online

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