£2 Million Gift from the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation Received by The National Gallery

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LONDON.- The National Gallery announce it has received an exceptional gift of £2 million from the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation. Michael Hintze said: ‘The National Gallery has an extraordinary collection that Dorothy, our children and I enjoy enormously. We have always sought to give back to those institutions that have enriched and given so much to our lives. Private benefactors have historically formed some two-thirds of the National Gallery’s support and in these difficult economic times the commitment of private individuals is especially important.’ The money will be used to refurbish a number of gallery spaces in the original Wilkins Building, transforming their display and environmental conditions for the benefit of the collection and the visiting public. The implementation of more efficient state-of-the-art technology and lighting will have a positive effect on both the Gallery’s o