Lord Browne to give keynote lecture on arts philanthropy

  • Published 1 July 2013

Chair of Tate, Lord Browne, will give a keynote lecture on the state of philanthropy and what needs to happen to make giving the norm in the UK.

Lord Browne

Lord Browne

Join us for a fascinating look at the state of philanthropy at this Art Fund lecture held at the Royal Society of Arts this July. Lord Browne recently criticised a lack of philanthropy in the UK, comparing with prominent figures in the US known for giving vast amounts of money to charitable causes and the arts.

Interested in this topic of debate?This Art Fund event will be held on Monday 15 July, at the Royal Society of Arts from 6pm. If you would like to attend please email us at rsvp@artfund.org.

About Lord Browne of Madingley

Lord Browne was born in 1948, he joined BP in 1966 as a university apprentice and went on to have an illustrious career becoming Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BP Exploration in 1989 and joining the Board of The British Petroleum Company plc. as a Managing Director in 1991. Following the merger of BP and Amoco, he became Group Chief Executive of the combined group from 1998 until 2007. He is a Partner of Riverstone Holdings LLC. He was appointed a Trustee of the Tate Gallery on 1 August 2007 and Chairman of the Trustees in January 2009. He holds a degree in Physics from Cambridge University and an MS in Business from Stanford University, California. His interest are: 17th and 18th Century illustrated Italian books; pre Colombian art; contemporary Art; music; opera and the theatre.