March 25, 2011

Practices benefit from philanthropist’s millions

Posted in Philanthropy at 5:57 pm by philanthropynews

Philanthropist Vivien Duffield has given £8.2 million to help a number of cultural schemes across England get built.

In all, 11 projects stand to benefit from the Clore Duffield Foundation, which has given more than £50 million since it was formed in December 2000.

She said: “I am delighted that we have been able to support such outstanding projects by some of the best architects in museums, galleries and theatres.”

The smallest amount given is to Eric Parry’s Holbourne Museum in Bath, which has benefitted from £125,000, and is due to open this May.

The largest awards of £2.5 million each have been given to Haworth Tompkins’ National Theatre in London, which is being revamped under a £70 million project, and Caruso St John’s £45 million redevelopment of Tate Britain in Pimlico, central London.

(Read more via BDOnline.)