After Dark at Tate

September 28 2014

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Tate Britain recently made much of having robots go around its galleries at night, which you could control over the web. It wasn't very exciting when I looked at it; the image quality was pretty weak. Google's Art Poject does the job much better.

But recently, homeless man Raj Patel, managed to secure his own after hours private view by falling asleep in the gallery's toilets just before closing time, and then enjoyed a good wander around. He told the Evening Standard:

“I remember hearing someone open the door and shouting ‘security’, but I was half-asleep and they didn’t check the cubicle. When I woke up the entire place was in darkness. 

“It was just a bit eerie, being there all alone. I wandered around for 10 minutes looking for a security guard to let me out.

“When I found one, they just let me go - they didn’t even ask for ID or even my name."

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