Private collections

Pressure mounts for Italy to buy Torlonia marbles—world's finest collection of Greco-Roman antiquities still in private hands

As a landmark exhibition in Rome draws to a close, government's plans for long-hidden group of ancient sculpture remain unclear

As French museums reopen, Loire region unveils Modern art collection in a Medieval abbey

The Fontevraud Modern Art Museum, housed in a 12th-century monastery’s former stables, will preserve more than 800 works donated by collectors Martine and Léon Cligman

Berlinnews

As one private collector shuts down Berlin space, Julia Stoschek threatens to follow

Closure of Thomas Olbricht’s Me Collectors Room comes after collector Friedrich Christian Flick’s announcement he is ending his museum loan

Berlin museums announce ‘painful’ end to loan of 'one of the world’s most outstanding contemporary art collections'

Prestigious private Flick collection, including works by Giacometti, Duchamp and Bruce Nauman, has been on loan to Berlin for 17 years

Goodbye Gerhard: Deutsche Bank shrinks art collection

Troubled firm offloads some major works, but vows to continue buying emerging artists’ work

Rotterdam's Boijmans museum wants to make entire collection accessible to visitors

Vast €85m storage centre will show off thousands of works of art previously hidden from view

In search of art out of Africa: an interview with Jean Pigozzi

“I feel that at the time of the Medici they had my kind of rapport with their artists”

'Olyvia's soirées': adviser launches private selling events in format devised by Adam Chinn

Olyvia Kwok launches series of invitation only events in London and New York offering financing against big-ticket works for collectors looking to circumvent auctions

Otto Dixarchive

Germany's attempt to permanently retain Otto Dix print collection belonging to George Economou fails

Tycoon keeps 500-strong collection after German campaign to include it in national heritage list is thwarted

What happens when artists step into buyers' shoes: New Barbican exhibition "Magnificent Obsessions" showcases curios owned by the likes of Warhol and Hirst

Cookie jars and seven-legged lambs invite us to consider how distinctive styles emerged from the building blocks of various visual languages

The Rubells: 50 years and looking to the future

The collectors celebrate their wedding anniversary with a new exhibition

Digital access to Italian banks’ art

300,000 works owned by banks belonging to the Associazione Bancaria Italiana to become available to view online

Collectorsarchive

Manchester collector Frank Cohen and Danish adviser Nicolai Frahm launch a London gallery in a former dairy

After facing a brick wall of bureaucracy in Manchester, the pair looked to the capital to share their collections with the public

Obituariesarchive

Bettina Looram dies

The last surviving child of Baron Alphonse von Rothschild, of the Austrian branch of that family, dies aged 88.

Torontoarchive

Toronto theatre mogul David Mirvish to stage his own shows

Will the Canadian collector showcase his expansive modern art collection?

Maltaarchive

Polish-born collector Zdzislaw Bieganski to found museum in Malta

Works include Picasso and Van Gogh, but many are yet to be authenticated

Booksarchive

Impressive publication on the anonymous 'RA' collection of Chinese porcelain

Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos' three-volume catalogue is painstakingly researched and beautifully presented

Interviewarchive

Interview with collector Marc Straus on transitioning to dealing: “The gallery business is a terrible concept”

Despite reservations, the former oncologist and “fierce” collector has become a dealer in contemporary art

Rubells loan works to Fundación Banco Santander

"American Exuberance" is on view in Madrid 9 February to 27 May

Dubai archive

Ramin Salsali's new private museum opens in Dubai with tongue-in-cheek 'Show Off'

The space is based on a former warehouse and will exhibit works biannually from his own collection as well as from other private collections around the world

Vanity, vanity: the problems facing China’s private museums

Spaces bloom and then wither as founders’ commitment quickly fades

Collectorsarchive

Who’s buying? Art collectors in LA

Many have private museums, serve as trustees and lend to public museums

Pinault sends his collection across the globe

Modern and contemporary works are on the way to Korea and Brazil

New Museumarchive

Los Angeles Broad Art Foundation aims at ultra accessibility

Los Angeles collectors Eli and Edythe Broad open their doors

Jean Pigozzi's expansive collections in Congolese and Japanese art come together in new show

Jean Pigozzi convinces artist Carsten Höller to mix and match the French collector’s art in 'JapanCongo'

François Pinault poaches leading Paris fair director

Martin Bethenod to head collector’s Venice venues as disquiet grows over stalled exhibition programme

Art marketarchive

Trends in collecting: Are domestic collectors ready to take on the world?

While the Russians are branching out, Indian collectors don't stray far from home

Carlos Slim Helu is world’s richest man

The Mexican billionaire is also a significant art collector

Collectorsarchive

Swiss collector show for Asia and Europe

Monique Burger plans to take her works on an Asia tour

Pinchuk to build new arts centre in Ukraine

The space will display Pinchuk's own collection as well as loaned exhibitions

Rodchenko and Tatlin fakes force closure of Russian avant-garde exhibition at Finland's Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art

Operations were halted after multiple experts questioned the authenticity of the exhibition's content, which had been sourced from private collections

Interviewarchive

The most important collectors you’ve never heard of: The Van Otterloos

Next year their collection of Dutch and Flemish 17th-century paintings goes on display for the first time in Europe and the US. The couple gave us their first ever interview

Ullens buys Tayou at Venice Biennale

The collectors add work by Pascale Marthine Tayou to their extensive collection

May 2009archive

Chicago's industrialist benefactors built the city’s art collections—but can today’s patrons maintain them?

So far the next generation have yet to replicate their parents’ efforts on the same scale

Pinchuk stages Hirst show in Kiev

His Pinchuk Art Centre will play host to over 100 works

Tomlin says ta-ta to Rauschenberg

The long time friend and collector of Rauschenberg has seven up for sale

German gallery tries to block sale of works by Joseph Beuys

Director says moving the pieces, installed by the artist, would be a “catastrophe”

Indiaarchive

Plans for Kolkata Museum of Modern Art: India's answer to Tate Modern?

A major new museum to be built in eastern India is being largely supported by commercial galleries and corporate collections

Collectorsarchive

Russian art collector could face seven years in prison

Vladimir Nekrasov has been charged with corporate tax evasion

Collectorsarchive

Private equity millionaire Adu Advaney to open a London gallery

Indian collectors are starting to buy contemporary art by their compatriots

Devi Art Foundation is India’s first private museum of contemporary art

Anupam Poddar and his mother Lekha have assembled a collection of over 7,000 works of art

Comment: The problem with privately-funded museums

There is a danger that the conservatism of the museum sector will be challenged by a new generation of board members who feel that “rules are for other people”

Swiss collector to open her own museum in Arles

Maja Hoffmann wants to hire Frank Gehry to design her gallery

New York collector Shelby White returns antiquities to Italy

White's restitution of the illegally excavated objects is a first for the US

David Walsh reveals art for new private Tasmanian gallery

Walsh, described as “every casino owner’s nightmare”, owns around 1,300 antiquities and 300 contemporary works

Interviewarchive

In search of purity out of Africa: Interview with collector Jean Pigozzi

“I feel that at the time of the Medici they had my kind of rapport with their artists”

Charles Saatchi’s art to go on rotating display at Hermitage

Works on loan from the British collector will go on display in a room named after him; Tate to send Turner Prize retrospective to Moscow

Booksarchive

Sotheby's James Stourton glazes over the more cut-throat tendencies of private collectors in new book

This account by the UK chairman of Sotheby’s is enthusiastic but superficial

Auctionsarchive

Phillips de Pury plans seven-hour sale during Frieze week

The sales include the private collection of Marino Golinelli

UCL damned over handling of looted Aramaic antiquities

A report which concluded that ancient bowls on loan from a Norwegian collector “must have been illegally excavated in Iraq” has not been made public

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