Frederictons Beaverbrook Art Gallery gets federal funding for facelift

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FREDERICTON - Fresh off its legal victory to keep 85 valuable art works, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery is getting a facelift.
The federal government announced it will spend almost $1.9 million to expand and renovate the gallery in Fredericton.
The money will be used to upgrade the building's accessibility, security system and storage, among other things.
The gallery is marking its 50th anniversary this year.
On Wednesday it was announced the gallery had won its legal fight with the U.K. Beaverbrook Foundation to keep a number of disputed works of art.
The foundation claimed 133 paintings at the gallery were just on loan, while the gallery maintained the works were gifts from the late Lord Beaverbrook.
The works include J.M.W. Turner's "Fountain of Indolence" and Lucien Freud's "Hotel Bedroom," as well as the works of many English masters such as Hilliard and Gainsborough.

Organizations: U.K. Beaverbrook Foundation

Geographic location: FREDERICTON

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