Collectors

Italian collector’s ‘private museum’ seized by police

Antiquities worth an estimated €150m were taken from a villa outside Rome

Published online: 11 April 2014

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Gurlitt could regain part of his collection in deal struck with German state

Task force will research provenance and anything not identified as Nazi loot within a year will be returned

Published online: 07 April 2014

Austria decides not to buy the Essl collection

Karlheinz Essl says future of his museum is secure after deal struck with creditors

Published online: 03 April 2014

China’s largest private museum opens in Shanghai

Visitors turn out to see second branch of the Long Museum, founded by Liu Yiqian and Wang Wei, in the Xuhui Riverside development

Published online: 31 March 2014

Austria considers bailing out collector

Karlheinz Essl is offering his 7,000 works of art to the state to save 4,000 jobs at his struggling DIY firm

Published online: 26 March 2014

Chinese collectors snap up star lot in New York’s Asia Week

The Min Fanglei bronze vessel, bought in a private sale, is expected to be donated to the Hunan Provincial Museum

Published online: 20 March 2014

 

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