Today, the Picaso painting from 1935 named Jeune Fille Endormie (Young Girl Sleeping) was anonymously donated by an American owner to the University of Sydney on the premise that it was sold with all proceeds going to scientific research. The paining could be worth $18 million dollars! Wow, what an epic win for scientific research in Australia.
"Professor Michael Spence, the University's Vice Chancellor says most of the money will go to the University's new Centre for Obesity Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease."For more on the story see this ABC article.
This is a particularly important contribution to scientific research, especially medical research, in the light of the recent thread of funding cuts from the government for medical research.