After decades of planning, the British Museum is at last to realise a long-held dream for the establishment of a World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre. A 25 million pound grant to the Museum from Lord Sainsbury, along with further donations from other private donors and a government grant will be used to fund ‘a state of the art conservation and science centre, with new science laboratories in which exhibits can be researched and restored’.
 
Lord and Lady Sainsbury were also key figures in the establishment of the Sainsbury Institute  in Norwich.
 
More on Lord Sainsbury’s donation to the British Museum here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11274399