Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

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With the donation in 1973 of their extraordinary art collection to the University of East Anglia, Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury sought to establish the Sainsbury Centre as an academic and social focus within the campus. They believed that the study of art should be an informal, pleasurable experience, one not bound by the traditional enclosure of object and viewer. As a result the Sainsbury Centre is much more than a conventional gallery. The original building brought a new level of refinement to the practice's early explorations into lightweight, flexible enclosures and set the scene for Norman Foster's international reputation.

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With the donation in 1973 of their extraordinary art collection to the University of East Anglia, Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury sought to establish the Sainsbury Centre as an academic and social focus within the campus. They believed that the study of art should be an informal, pleasurable experience, one not bound by the traditional enclosure of object and viewer.

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Norman Foster is Founder and Chairman of Foster+ Partners. He studied at Manchester University School of Architecture and Yale University, where he gained a Masters Degree. In 1967 he established Foster Associates û now Foster + Partners û which has grown to become one of the most respected international architectural practices. He was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize In 1999 and the Praemium Imperiale in 2002; and in 2009 he became the twenty-ninth laureate of the Prince of Asturias Award for Arts. He was granted a Knighthood in 1990 and appointed to the Order of Merit in 1997. In 1999 he became a life peer, taking the title Lord Foster of Thames Bank.
Kenneth Powell is an architectural critic and historian. A former architectural correspondent of The Daily Telegraph, he is the author of numerous books and contributes to newspapers and journals in Britain and abroad. His recent books include New Architecture in Britain, a monograph on the work of Powell and Moya and 21st-century London: The New Architecture, He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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