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V&A to rename photography gallery after Sir Elton John and David Furnish | Music

Elton John and his husband David Furnish are to have a photography gallery at the V&A named after them after a significant donation.The singer has been a passionate and prolific acquirer of photography since he stopped drinking and taking drugs nearly 30 years ago, building one of the world’s finest private collections containing an estimated 7,000 photographs from Man Ray to Cindy Sherman.The V&A holds the national collection of the art of photography, with more than 800,000 photographs, and opened phase one of its new photography centre last October. A phase two extension is due to open in 2022.On Tuesday the V&A announced that John and Furnish had made an undisclosed but significant donation to the new photography centre.Gallery 101 at the V&A would be renamed the Sir Elton John and David Furnish gallery. There would also be “a major co-curated temporary exhibition” with details yet to be announced.John said the V&A was known for “its dedication to teaching, public research facilities...

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