Currently a hidden gem of UEA and Norwich, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts deserves to be acknowledged as a jewel in the crown of the region and the nation.
Spanning 5,000 years of human creativity, the permanent collection, along with the building itself, was gifted to UEA by Lord and Lady Sainsbury and continues to engage tens of thousands of visitors each year.
Philanthropic support has also made a difference to the Sainsbury Centre’s ambitious exhibitions programme, allowing 30 masterworks from Russia’s State Hermitage Museum to be displayed at one of the Centre’s most exciting exhibitions, Francis Bacon and the Masters. This partnership and others will continue to raise the public profile of the Centre for years to come.
However, in order to realise its vibrant exhibition and education programme, we need to raise £300,000 every year. Your support will not only bring art from across the globe to Norwich’s doorstep, but also share objects from the Centre’s own magnificent collection with other countries, through its internationally touring exhibitions and loans.
To see for yourself the extent and breadth of the collection, why not pay a visit to the galleries when you are next on campus? For further details please visit www.scva.org.uk.