A History of Firsts
The Whitechapel Gallery has earned an unrivalled reputation for presenting the greatest artists of the 20th and 21st centuries for the first time in the UK. Your legacy gift could help us to continue this pioneering programme, presenting the great artists of the future to new generations of British and international audiences.
Inspire Future Generations
The Whitechapel Gallery believes that art has the power to transform lives and we have always placed education and access at the heart of our work. We engage and inspire thousands of children, young people and adults each year. Leaving a legacy to the Gallery could help us continue our innovative approach to learning and engagement with the arts for future generations.
Preserve our Heritage
The Whitechapel Gallery is a Grade II listed purpose-built gallery, designed by Charles Harrison Townsend in 1901 to welcome and inspire visitors of all backgrounds. The Gallery expanded into the historic former Whitechapel Library in 2009, and in 2012 the Gallery’s façade was completed with a major commission by artist Rachel Whiteread. Your legacy gift could help to preserve and enhance this historic building for the next hundred years.
To recognise and commemorate your valuable support through a legacy gift, we will enter your name next to the exhibition of your choice in the Whitechapel Gallery Archive. In this way, your contribution towards our future will always be remembered as a part of the Gallery’s history.
The Whitechapel Gallery is a registered charity (no: 312162) so leaving a legacy is a tax-efficient way of supporting the Gallery. By leaving at least 10% of your estate once family and friends have been provided for to charitable causes such as Whitechapel Gallery your estate will be able to benefit from a reduced rate of inheritance tax, cutting it from 40% to 36%.
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‘I have chosen to leave a legacy to the Whitechapel Gallery because I wanted to ensure that part of my estate will be of lasting benefit to some of the things that are most important to me. One is contemporary art; another is the area where I live, east London. I have seen how empowering and inspiring the Whitechapel has been to so many people by introducing them to new ideas, stimulating debate, challenging preconceptions and giving them pleasure. And I can be confident that, having played a transformative role in millions of peoples lives for over a century, the Whitechapel Gallery will continue to do so for centuries to come.’
Alice Rawsthorn Design Critic and Author