Redesign of Tate Britain art museum is heralded as a "new age of philanthropy," one where "everyone once again contributes" to public goods like the arts.
"Speaking hours before it was officially opened to the public, chairman Lord Browne hailed the redesign as a 'triumph of private philanthropy', suggesting others might follow their model of funding. Saying 95 per cent the building work had been funded by 'private individuals, private organisations, including thousands of Tate members', he added he believed it would herald a 'new age of philanthropy'. . . .'This great rejuvenation of Tate Britain represents one important step towards a new age of British philanthropy. An age where everyone once again contributes their fair share to the pursuit of human progress.'" -- Hannah Furness, the Daily Telegraph