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The Sainsbury Wing – 20th Anniversary

The National Gallery celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Sainsbury Wing in 2011.

The Sainsbury Wing was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 9 July 1991.  The building was presented to the nation by the three Sainsbury brothers  – John, Simon and Timothy – and over the past 20 years it has offered millions of visitors a fitting space in which to contemplate the National Gallery’s outstanding collection of early Renaissance paintings.

Building history
The Sainsbury Wing: Celebrating 20 Years
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