The Unilever Series: turbinegeneration is Awarded UNESCO Patronage


LONDON.- Tate and Unilever have announced that UNESCO has granted its patronage to The Unilever Series: turbinegeneration, Tate Modern’s international schools project. Patronage is UNESCO’s highest form of endorsement and is granted to demonstrate the organisation’s support of an exceptional activity. Sponsored by Unilever, turbinegeneration is a unique educational programme that brings together schools from across the world to explore contemporary cultural issues and to exchange their work online. The Unilever Series: turbinegeneration began in 2009, devised with artist Roy Smith, in order to establish partnerships between schools and colleges in different countries. Tate provides a project pack each year, containing activities inspired by the annual Unilever Series commission in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. This initiates an ongoing dialogue between the two schools, so they can work together to further exp