Whitechapel Art Gallery

Project support

For the Whitechapel Project to purchase, conserve and enhance public access to the adjacent Whitechapel Library while it moved to a new facility. The new facility is a landmark cultural tourist destination that houses education, research and training facilities and provides full access to disabled persons.

The Whitechapel Art Gallery and its sister building, the Whitechapel Library, were built in response to a desire to provide public facilities to educate and serve working people in a historically low-income area of London. It was the first public gallery to exhibit many of the great names of twentieth-century art and it has premiered international artists such as Picasso and Jackson Pollock. The Gallery has promoted art education programs and community outreach from its earliest days. Each year more than 300,000 people visit the building and its facilities.

For more information, please read the Whitechapel´s brochure.