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|Archive reference number||NG24/1988/28|
Government: private sponsorship of the National Gallery including donation from Walter Annenberg, objects accepted in lieu of tax, private treaty sales, National Heritage Memorial Fund, powers of disposal from museum and gallery collections, the Thyssen collection and it’s loan to Prado for 10 years with intervention from Margaret Thatcher and the Prince of Wales offering possibility of a permanent venue in Birmingham or Docklands
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