The Tate has teamed-up with BT to offer website visitors the chance to access a collection of rare film and audio from the Tate archives.

BT and Tate have been working together for months digitising the footage and revealing insights into major artists and cultural figures from the 1960s to the present day. The resources are available using the BT Tate Player, which is expected to debut on the website today.

Available content will include a black and white home movie of Barbara Hepworth, a unique film by Felipe Ehrenberg and a lecture by Christo at Tate Gallery introduced by Nicholas Serota.

More recent discussions with artists including Howard Hodgkin, Gilbert & George and Rachel Whiteread have also been made available.

Will Gompertz, director of Tate Media, said: “It’s an exciting project with limitless potential and we’re delighted to be able to share with a broader audience the original audiovisual content of the Tate Archive.”