Tate Modern bags government windfall
The £50 million windfall, which will only be handed over if the London gallery can raise the rest of the funds, was unveiled by culture minister James Purnell this morning (5 December).
It is hoped the cash injection will help the project to complete in 2012, to coincide with the opening of the London Olympic Games.
Purnell said: ‘Many will have cheered inwardly when this scheme was given planning permission. Many, like me, couldn’t believe it had been pulled off.