Image sales

Cheryl Hall made this Freedom of Information request to Tate (Gallery)

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Dear The Tate Gallery,

Please could you tell me much profit, giving a year by year breakdown (after all expenses and associated costs are deducted) has the Tate (London, Liverpool and St. Ives, Cornwall) made from image sales for the past 10 years or as many as the service has been running for if less than 10 years.

Yours faithfully,

Cheryl Hall

FOI, Tate (Gallery)

Dear Cheryl Hall,

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request (our ref: 430) was received on the 3rd September 2013. It will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and we will send you a response within 20 working days.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.

Kind regards,

Chris Bastock
On Behalf of Tate's Freedom of Information Group

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Michael Casartelli, Tate (Gallery)

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Dear Ms Hall
Please find attached the response to your request for information.

Kind Regards
Michael Casartelli
On behalf of Tate's Freedom of Information Group

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Dear Michael

Thank you very much for your reply, I'm sorry to say I am unsatisfied with the answer.

I would suggest it is in the public interest to know whether the business model of restricting use of images funded by the public is profitable.

Yours sincerely,

Cheryl Hall

Michael Casartelli, Tate (Gallery)

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Dear Cheryl

I'm sorry that you are unsatisfied with our response, which I hereby attach again for reference. As we pointed out, Tate Gallery simply does not hold the information you requested. We gave you contact details of the individual in Tate Enterprises Ltd [a separate legal entity to Tate Gallery] who may be able to assist. May we suggest you write to them directly.

With kind regards

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