The Tate Modern is a major British gallery featuring national and international modern art that opened 12th May 2000. It is considered one of the most important contemporary art centres in the world, alongside the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Along with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives, it is part of Tate (previously the Tate Gallery). Its collection is available online.
Situated in Southwark on the southern banks of the River Thames, the Tate Modern was previously the site of Bankside Power Station, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott and built from 1947 to 1963 (the southern wing of the building, currently owned by French energy company EDF, is still being used for its original purpose). The building’s transformation was carried out by Herzog & de Meuron.