With an (array) of museums, art galleries, and educational institutions scattered throughout the UK, Sir Harry Djanogly’s charitability is clearly noticeable.
His connections with establishments such as Tate Britain, V&A Museum, The Royal Academy, National Gallery and National Portrait gallery have allowed his contributions to have a direct and noticeable positive effect on the availability and accessibility to arts in the local area.
Sir Harry’s passion lies particularly in British decorative art - woodwork, ceramics and watches. Through generous donations and lending pieces from his own personal collections, he has allowed people to connect and see pieces of art they would not normally have had the opportunity to see.
In 2012, the Millbank project at the Tate Britain was completed with the help of Sir Harry’s contributions. It was at this time that Sir Harry also became an official ‘friend’ of the Victoria and Albert museum (V&A), lending pieces from his own art collection to the museum and also funding the display of world renowned English pottery collection there.
His love of British history and art alongside a generous donation allowed Sir Harry to become an official supporter of the National Portrait Gallery’s attempt to acquire and save Van Dyck’s last self-portrait.
Sir Harry also has a long-standing strong relationship with the The British Museum, with the Gallery for Clocks and Watches named after himself and his wife, Lady Djanogly. The hundreds of exhibits on display trace and showcase the history and development of clocks and watches.
This relationship along with crucial financial support played a pivotal role in the opening of the museum in 2008. In 2014 he was awarded The Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy.