Date: 23rd January 2008 at 11:04am
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Blimey, even the gossip and rumours have gone quiet, there seem to be very little news about today!

Randy Lerner however has donated £5million to The National Portrait Gallery in London, which is the biggest donation they’ve ever received.

According to the BBC the ground floor galleries are to be named after him in thanks.

Randy said:

‘On behalf of my mother and my sister it is an enormous privilege to express our support for the National Portrait Gallery financially. We are enthusiastic supporters of the gallery’s director and the board for their inspired and creative management of the gallery’s collection and acquisition programme.’

Gallery director Sandy Nairne was quoted on the BBC website saying: ‘I am delighted that the Lerner family is expressing such confidence in the future of the National Portrait Gallery. This builds on the tradition of key support in recent years of a number of major benefactors.’

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