We firmly believe that, as long as it is possible, the clearly expressed stipulations of a testator should be respected: such acts of generosity cannot be taken for granted. There really is a danger that (to use David Lister's words) "bequests to British galleries might dry up, if benefactors fear that their dying wishes will be overturned".
Sir NICHOLAS GOODISON
The National Art Collections Fund
London SW7Reuse content