Private Museums

Artists take to Instagram to criticise Gilbert & George’s claims that museums are now ‘woke’ and only focus on Black and women artists

Candice Breitz, Chika Okeke-Agulu, Ghada Amer and Athi-Patra Ruga all spoke out against the duo on social media

Dutch foundation plans to open major new contemporary art museum in Amsterdam—with a familiar face as director

The Hartwig Art Foundation's institutional space will be run by Beatrix Ruf, the former director of the Stedelijk Museum

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One of China’s oldest private art museums to close as Covid lockdowns lead to economic slump

The Guangdong Times Museum in Guangzhou will shut its exhibition space on 9 October

Turin rooftop race track—featured in The Italian Job film—transformed into an art trail

Pinacoteca Agnelli art complex, housed in former Fiat factory, launches with Sylvie Fleury show and Picasso display

'We are under the water, but we can dream': Inside Madagascar's first contemporary art centre

Ambitious new gallery Hakanto Contemporary sets out to boost art scene of island nation—but with many of its residents experiencing the effects of devastating floods, is culture really top of their list?

Russian oligarch to open private museum in Riga

Institution will house Petr Aven’s collection of Russian and Latvian fine and decorative art

Museum of Star Wars creator George Lucas goes on buying spree with international, if not intergalactic, focus

Gearing up for 2023 opening, Lucas Museum adds works by Frida Kahlo, Robert Colescott and Artemisia Gentileschi to filmmaker's Norman Rockwell trove

All glitz and glamour? Hollywood’s new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Plus, the rise of private museums and Renaissance portraits at the Rijksmuseum

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Book extract | What makes buyers want to create private museums for their collections?

In this adapted excerpt from her new book, The Rise and Rise of the Private Art Museum, Georgina Adam examines the motivations of collectors who founded their own art spaces

Australian billionaire’s proposed museum for $380m art collection angers rural community

Planning application for Melbourne businessman Lindsey Hogg’s Rosemaur Gallery has international support but faces local opposition

Bourse de Commerce: opening of Pinault's long-awaited Paris museum is—pandemic permitting—finally around the corner

Two decades since the billionaire started planning a home for his collection in the French capital, the spectacular space is due to open on 23 January

Vacuum cleaner billionaire James Dyson plans to build art gallery in his garden

Planning permission has been submitted for a building in the grounds of Dodington Park

X-appeal: millennial collectors open private museum in Beijing

Founded by Michael Xufu Huang and Theresa Tse, the X Museum opens in the Chinese capital this weekend after Covid-19 delay

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How Chinese museums are coping with coronavirus: an in-depth report

As museums remain on lockdown in China, we reveal the full extent of the crisis for both state and private institutions and their innovative short-term solutions

PinchukArtCenter employees claim to have been sacked after attempting to form trade union

Ukrainian institution says the 28 guides were dismissed to make way for innovation

Crystal Bridges launches satellite for living artists

Arkansas private museum’s cross-disciplinary new venue shines a spotlight on contemporary American art, from performance to cooking

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Yuz Museum and Lacma confident they can show Middle Eastern art in China—despite crackdown on Islam

Joint exhibition programme under way between Shanghai and Los Angeles will soon involve Qatar Museums

The Marciano masquerade is exposed

The art foundation, which has closed its doors, was never more than the shell of a museum

Goulandris collection of Modern masterworks finally revealed in new Athens museum

Dream museum of collectors Basil and Elise Goulandris brought to life almost three decades after original proposal

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Art trove belonging to Russian billionaire fugitive found hidden in village near Moscow

Investigators find paintings and rare books missing from private museum belonging to banker Alexei Ananyev accused of alleged financial crimes

Ruby City: collector Linda Pace's dream museum becomes reality in Texas

Wizard of Oz vision inspires new $15m contemporary art centre in San Antonio designed by David Adjaye

François Pinault's long-awaited Paris gallery will open next June

The refurbishment of the Bourse de Commerce space, designed by Tadao Ando, costs $170m

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Global recession looms—but there's a new twist

Burgeoning private museums offer cause for hope among economic uncertainty and geopolitical turbulence

Norwegian sculpture park does the Twist with Bjarke Ingels extension

Kistefos's dramatic new exhibition gallery also functions as a panoramic bridge

Beijing's art scene gets much-needed boost as M Woods opens second space

Private museum is due to open a new venue in capital's historic Longfusi area

Software billionaire plans to turn decaying Potsdam restaurant into museum for East German art

Hasso Plattner also plans to put his Impressionist works on permanent display in his Barberini Museum

Collector Qiao Zhibing's delayed Tank Shanghai museum opens on West Bund waterfront

The reborn oil tanks host shows by teamLab, Adrián Villar Rojas and assorted Chinese artists

Eduardo Chillida’s Basque museum and sculpture park announces full reopening

Hauser & Wirth has helped to develop “sustainable model” for Chillida Leku, which partially closed amidst Spanish economic crisis