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British Jew Establishes Chair in Fine Arts at Hebrew University

Jack Cotton, a Jewish communal leader of Birmingham, has made a gift of 70, 000 pounds sterling ($196, 000) to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for the endowment of a chair in architecture and fine arts, it was announced here today by the British Friends of the University.

The gift will make possible the establishment of a Department of Fine Arts at the University. Such a department is viewed as a first step in meeting Israel’s needs for trained personnel to staff its museums and art institutions.