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June 18th, 2020

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


June 10th, 2021

The signaling molecule hydrogen sulfide (H2S) plays a critical role in antibiotic tolerance, the innate ability of bacteria to survive normally lethal levels of antibiotics, a new study finds. “The combined trends toward resistant infections and fewer new antimicrobials are projected to kill 10 million people annually by the year 2050,” says corresponding study author Evgeny A. Nudler, PhD, the Julie Wilson Anderson Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at NYU Langone, and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. “New approaches are urgently needed to prevent this, and our study suggests that suppressing bacterial H2S would make different antibiotics more potent.” The study was funded by the Blavatnik Family Foundation, the United States Department of Defense, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. [...]


June 9th, 2021

The project is supported in part with £11 million in public funding and a £10 million gift from Leonard Blavatnik. The six galleries spanning the entire second floor, remodeled thanks to Blavatnik, whose name also graces Tate Modern’s newest wing, have now been renamed the Blavatnik Fine Rooms. They will house a selection of works from the Renaissance to the 18th century, as well as a new space for the Courtauld’s collection of Medieval and Early Renaissance paintings and decorative arts. Highlights include a room dedicated to Peter Paul Rubens and Botticelli’s newly conserved altarpiece The Trinity With Saints. [...]


May 28th, 2021

The Illuminated River Foundation recently completed one of the world’s most ambitious art projects; The Illuminated River. Officially the longest public art commission in the world, this record-breaking instillation spans 3.2 miles across all 9 of London’s River Thames bridges. It encompasses the constitutional heart of London, incorporating bridges alongside sites of significant cultural and historic importance including Lambeth Palace and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Palace of Westminster, as well as contemporary landmarks such as the London Eye and the modernist Southbank complex. Created by internationally acclaimed American artist, Leo Villareal, in collaboration with award-winning British architects, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, the project seeks to transform the nocturnal scenes of London. The Blavatnik Family Foundation has been a proud supporter of the project since its launch in 2019. [...]


Warner Music Group, Blavatnik Family Foundation Announce $100 Million Fund to Support the Music Community and Groups Promoting Social Justice
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