Billionaire gives grant to British Museum

May 21, 1999

* Reclusive billionaire Gary Weston (pictured) this week announced a Pounds 10 million grant to the British Museum, bringing his total gifts to over Pounds 20 million, It is the largest ever donation from a private benefactor. The money is for the "Great Court" scheme, London's first covered public square, which will house a centre for education, galleries and exhibition space.

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