Amid reports of artists’s protests over government funding cuts, Kate Taylor reports in the New York Times that
John Sainsbury, the former head of a British supermarket chain, has donated $38.5 million toward an expansion of the British Museum, the museum announced on Sunday. […] The British Museum is building a $360 million wing, designed by Richard Rogers, to house temporary exhibitions and a conservation center. The government has pledged roughly $35 million toward the new building.
British Museum Receives $38.5m Donation (Arts Beat/NYTimes)