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Sunday, 12 September 2010

British Museum £25m Sainsbury donation

Lord Sainsbury has given the British Museum a £25m donation to create an improved conservation department and expand the exhibition spaces in the gallery. It is understood to be the largest single private donation in the last 20 years. The Conservative peer was also responsible for the controversial Sainsbury wing at the National Gallery designed by Robert Venturi and opening in the early 1990’s. The original Richard Rogers design was rejected after the Prince of Wales compared it to a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend. A spokeswoman for the museum described the donation as "incredibly generous". She said,   Read More....

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