This east gallery, now to be known as the Sackler Room, will become the primary British gallery, where major works by Gainsborough, Reynolds, Wright of Derby, Constable and Turner will be shown. Room 33, which houses the gallery's 18th century French paintings has also been restored. They will reopen to the public on 19 October. The refurbishment of the rooms, in Edward Barry's 1876 extension, cost pounds 1.75m and was made possible by two donations.
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