Saatchi believes this approach will maintain the direction that has resulted in the Saatchi Gallery'sopening shows being ranked as the two most visited in London in the recent Art Newspaper survey ofmuseum attendance. But his view is that this is primarily a result of the Gallery being entirely free, with noentry charge to any exhibitions.The Saatchi Gallery’s management team will ensure that the Museum will continue to be free to thepublic, and run as it is today by securing sponsorship, and by using revenues from its new Gallery Messrestaurant/bar, the Gallery bookshop, and hosting events for leading organizations such as, Audi, CreditSuisse, Deutsche Bank, Google, Jaguar, Microsoft, Samsung and Vodafone.Staff and all other costs will be entirely funded by these revenue streams; the Saatchi Gallery has fiftyemployees, eight of whom form the senior management.The permanent collection that Saatchi is gifting includes the famous Richard Wilson Oil Room installation,currently on display at the Gallery. It has been installed at each Saatchi Gallery location, and is a highlightof many visitor tours.Another gift will be Tracey Emin's "My Bed", her well-known signature piece.The Chapman Brothers’ “Tragic Anatomies”, their seminal installation with mutated mannequins frolickingin a garden setting, last seen in the “Sensation” exhibition, will be another important holding.Also included is the recent installation by Emily Prince, which filled a gallery room with over 5000drawings of dead US servicemen and women from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, which shecontinues to build upon as each soldier passes.Another recently seen work included in the gift is the major display from the Saatchi Gallery’s recentIndian show, the wall of bones forming the text of a speech by Gandhi, by leading Indian artist JitishKallat.From the Gallery’s 2009 survey of Middle Eastern artists, the Kader Attia room of hundreds of life-sizepraying figures made from aluminium foil, will also form part of the museum's permanent collection.The disturbing work from the Gallery’s inaugural exhibition at Duke of York’s HQ, Chinese Offspring byZhang Dali, with life-size naked figures strung up by their feet from the rafters, will also be a highlight ofthe permanent collection.The Museum will aim to continue its association with other galleries in the UK and around the world,including the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, for whom it has produced exhibitions of recentUS and UK art. At TriPostal in Lille, France, a large-scale exhibition ‘The Silk Road’ will take place thisOctober, with another at the UK’s Ipswich Museum.
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