The People's Glossary

Welcome to The People’s Glossary


The People’s Glossary is a resource that explores how language is used when we talk about contemporary art


Use this website to search keywords, add your own words and meanings, and help build a glossary

To reflect some of the workshops that took place during the project, words are grouped into three categories.

By placing words in different categories, we questioned their relevance in the collection at Tate Liverpool.

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