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Leave a legacy

By remembering the Sainsbury Centre in your Will you can play a significant role in shaping the future of arts engagement, research and enjoyment

You will have a direct and lasting effect on the future of our collections, our ability to stage ground-breaking exhibitions, showcase the latest scholarly research, engage with our communities and provide countless families and children with fun learning experiences.

Choosing how your legacy will help

You can specify how you would like the money to be spent by choosing any of the following:

  • Support our innovative and engaging education and outreach projects
  • Support our dynamic exhibitions programme
  • Conservation and development of our collections
  • Future capital projects to develop and enhance existing facilities
  • Provision of scholarships for students within the School of Art History and World Art Studies.

Alternatively a non-specific bequest can be made, allowing the Sainsbury Centre to use the funds wherever the need is greatest at the time.


A gift in your Will can be recognised in a number of ways, and the Sainsbury Centre is happy to discuss these options with you on an individual basis, to suit your needs and requirements.

Making a Will

A will is an effective legal document that can help safeguard the future of those you care about and allows you to finalise your estate in a way that best reflects your wishes.

You might choose to leave a pecuniary legacy specifying the precise amount, or a residual legacy expressed as a proportion of your estate remaining after other bequests have been honoured.

It is possible to change a Will at any time by adding a codicil which stipulates any amendments you wish to make to the original. Your solicitor will be able to help you make a codicil.

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, as part of the University of East Anglia, is a registered charity (no. XN423) which means that your bequest is not liable for inheritance tax.

There are many ways in which a legacy can take effect and we recommend that you seek professional legal advice to guide you through this process.

More information

To find out more about legacies and bequests, please contact Stephanie Renouf on 01603 591350 or

Charity number

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