The Sainsbury Centre is one of the most prominent university art galleries in Britain, and a major national centre for the study and presentation of art.
Alongside these permanent collections, we host a range of temporary exhibitions, with our new galleries providing the largest climate-controlled exhibition space in Eastern England.
We also offer an award-winning learning programme of gallery talks, lectures and art workshops.
The UEA and the Sainsbury Centre
The Sainsbury Centre itself houses the university's School of Art History and World Art Studies and the Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Oceania, Africa and the Americas.
The Centre also houses The Sainsbury Institute for Art, bringing together the activities and expertise of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, the Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, the School of Art History and World Art Studies and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection Trust.
Governance & funding
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is governed by the Sainsbury Centre Board, a committee of UEA Council – the University's overall governing body.
The Sainsbury Centre Board meets three times a year and is responsible for setting overall policy and strategy and for ensuring resources are in place to deliver the strategic objectives.
Our funders are:
The Sainsbury Centre Endowment Fund
The University of East Anglia was formed by Royal Charter and as such has neither a company number nor charity number, as it is not required to be registered with either Companies House or the Charity Commission.
The University does, however, retain charitable status, as it is deemed an 'Exempt Charity'.
HM Revenue & Customs Charities Reference Number: XN423