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Record numbers visited Tate Modern in 2012 with an increase of 9.5 percent on the previous year
A visitor walks through The Tanks at Tate Modern in London, Monday, July 16, 2012. The Tanks, a new gallery space at the Tate Modern, is the world's first museum space permanently dedicated to exhibiting live art, performance, installation and film works. AP Photo/Sang Tan.
LONDON (AFP).- The Tate Modern gallery in London attracted a record 5.3 million visitors in 2012, it said on Tuesday, an increase of 9.5 percent on the previous year.

"It has been an extraordinary year," said deputy director Alex Beard, noting that a major retrospective of works by Damien Hirst had been a major draw, attracting 463,000 visitors over five months.

Tate Modern, which opened in May 2000 in a former power station on the south bank of the River Thames, looks set to eclipse the National Gallery as Britain's second most popular visitor attraction.

The latest industry figures, based on the financial year ending in April 2012, put the British Museum on top with 5.8 million visitors, followed by the National Gallery with 5.3 million and Tate Modern with 4.9 million.

Tate Modern, which showcases international modern and contemporary art, is part of a group of galleries which includes the Tate Britain, which covers British art from 1500 to the present day and is also in London.

There are also Tate galleries in Liverpool in northwest England and St Ives in southwest England.




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