Private Museums

Chinaarchive

Private museums bloom in Shanghai

Individuals and corporations are sharing their traditional and contemporary art collections with the public

Dom Icony brings icons to the blind in central Moscow

Created in consultation with the Russian Society for the Blind, Nadezhda Gubina and her husband Igor Vozyakov have created a didactic and tactile exhibition

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

Shanghaiarchive

Budi Tek plans “serious” space in Shanghai to join his collection of private museums

The collector builds bridges with Tate and MoMA, and buys work by Kiefer, Cattelan and Hatoum

Roll-over rate at Pinault's Venice exhibition spaces is too slow for many

Exhibitions at the Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi rotate after two years

Museumsarchive

Oligarch Marek Roefler opens museum in Warsaw

Collector shows off Polish art with French accent

Pinchuk to build new arts centre in Ukraine

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

Collectorsarchive

Vancouver collectors open private art museum

The inaugural exhibition at the Rennie Collection will showcase sculptor Mona Hatoum

Farhad Farjam opens private museum in Dubai

The Iranian businessman has an extensive collection of Islamic and modern art

Collectorsarchive

Collector Stella Kesaeva’s plans for a new gallery in her garage

The Moscow-based collector has amassed a hoard of Russian contemporary art

Collectorsarchive

Industrialist and collector opens his 14th gallery

Reinhold Würth has converted a church for old masters

Collectorsarchive

Meet China’s top collector of contemporary art

Guan Yi tells us about his plans to open a museum and sculpture park on a 16.5-acre plot of land in Beijing

Director of German contemporary art museum explores his “Carte Blanche” approach to private collectors

“What is often described as the ‘undue’ influence of collectors and dealers is less of a threat than the noticeable tendency for these parties to lose interest in public institutions”

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

Munch collector to open private museum

Petter Olsen plans cultural complex outside Oslo

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

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

Collectorsarchive

Europe’s greatest museum buyer explains the strategy behind his acquisitions

The Prince of Liechtenstein explains 'Why I have become a great collector'