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June 18th, 2020

The Blavatnik Family Foundation is supporting the fight against COVID-19 locally, nationally and around the world. [...]

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November 24th, 2022

Tune into the final Read Smart podcast episode of the year, where 2022 prize winner Katherine Rundell discusses her book Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne and how she feels following the announcement. Host, Razia Iqbal, also speaks to some of the other guests at the awards ceremony, including former judge Sara Collins, last year’s chair of judges Andrew Holgate, and publisher and editor Margaret Busby. The winner was announced and live streamed on FacebookLive and YouTube at a gala dinner that the Blavatnik Family Foundation generously supported on Thursday 17 November. The podcast is generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. [...]

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November 23rd, 2022

The Blavatnik Wing will host portraits of Charles Darwin, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, the Bronte sisters and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. The National Portrait Gallery in London will get a new wing as part of its refurbishment when it reopens in 2023. The Blavatnik Wing will host more than one hundred years of British portraits in nine galleries as part of the gallery’s Inspiring People project. Paintings of naturalist Charles Darwin, and writers Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, the Bronte sisters and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor will help visitors to explore society and culture in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The gallery said the gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation will also help support the biggest development since its building in St Martin’s Place opened in 1896. [...]

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November 23rd, 2022

The National Portrait Gallery will get a new wing as part of its refurbishment when it reopens in 2023, after the institution received a £10m gift. The Blavatnik Wing will host more than 100 years of British portraits in nine galleries as part of the London gallery’s Inspiring People project. Nicholas Cullinan, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, said it was “incredibly grateful” to the British-American industrialist turned media mogul Sir Leonard Blavatnik and his wife for the gift for helping the project and the gallery’s “future development”. Blavatnik said: “The Blavatnik Family Foundation is proud to support the National Portrait Gallery and we look forward to next year’s opening.” [...]

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