Tate/UCLan Film Project – Making Histories Visible
Collaborative project led by Professor Lubaina Himid
The Point of Collection is the second DVD and publication research resource document, this time exploring the entire national collection at Tate including accessing works in the Tate store, which are not available to view on the Tate web site.
Dear Mrs Walker
In Point Of Collection apart from talking to many different people in perhaps a rather unscientific but friendly and therefore more revealing way, looking at web sites, and of course roaming the galleries, we read quite a mixture of texts, as you can imagine. It was the combination of these things and our previous discoveries that encouraged discussions and began to prompt us into action. Susan M Pearce in On Collecting talks about using collections to impress private collectors, but contemporary public collections compete for acquisitions with wealthy business people so its interesting to make comparisons. When she illustrates that the acquisition of a new object can suddenly force the re-evaluation of objects already owned, I begin to imagine what the addition of a Fred Wilson work would do to the collection at Tate.
DVD+ Text Brochure Publication 2007
Images: selected stills from Point of Collection DVD