In early November, two groups of BMW i Pure Impulse members took part in an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour into the archives of the Tate Britain gallery led by the Tate’s chief registrar.

The archives hold more than one million paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, letters, photographs and more from 1900 to the present, which are not usually on display to the public.

During the fascinating tour, participants were shown works by several significant British and international artists, including J.M.W. Turner, William Blake and John Singer Sargent and were introduced to their history.

The two groups also met up for a delicious three-course lunch at the museum’s well-known Rex Whistler restaurant, which is famous for its award-winning wine list as well as the stunning mural gracing its walls, called The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats.