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Private Museums

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

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Museums & Heritage

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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Museums & Heritage

Moscow’s new GES-2 arts centre delays grand opening to 2021

Coronavirus uncertainty postpones Ragnar Kjartansson exhibition, but power plant museum still aims to welcome locals this year

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China

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

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Private Museums

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

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The Momentary

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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China

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

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Private Museums

The Marciano masquerade is exposed

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

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Museums & Heritage

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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Russia

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

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Openings

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

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Private Museums

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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Art market

Global recession looms—but there's a new twist

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

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Openings

Norwegian sculpture park does the Twist with Bjarke Ingels extension

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

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Museums

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

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Private Museums

The Ullens Centre for the Arts will be the first private museum for Chinese and contemporary art in Beijing

...and this is where a Belgian collector will put his art on show

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Private Museums

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

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Openings

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

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Openings

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

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Private Museums

Grand opening of Russian billionaire’s power-plant museum is postponed to 2020

GES-2 will be part of Moscow's Museum Mile, linked to Garage, the Tretyakov and the Pushkin

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Beirut

Beirut Museum of Art vows to carry on as honorary chairman Carlos Ghosn remains in jail

Museum board says fundraising campaign to build delayed private museum is not dependent on the scandal-hit auto executive

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Collectors

Taiwanese mega-collector Pierre Chen reveals plans for new space

The electronics magnate owns ten works by Gerhard Richter, seven Picassos and two works by Francis Bacon

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Openings

Polish collector Grazyna Kulczyk unveils ‘off-grid’ private museum in Swiss Alps

Muzeum Susch aims to bring a “disruptive outlook” to the historic Engadin valley pilgrimage site

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Architecture

Hala Wardé dismissed as architect of planned Beirut Museum of Art

Difficulties began when the museum asked HW Architecture to work pro bono

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Zeitz Mocaa: Africa’s private ‘Tate Modern’ must do more for its public

More than a year after opening, the Cape Town museum’s curatorial and educational record has yet to live up to its promise

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Private Museums

Iraqi artist Dia Azzawi designs new Lebanese private museum

The Nabu Museum collection combines antiquities with Modern and contemporary art

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Openings

'Pioneering' private museum reveals troubled history of Romania’s post-war art

Bucharest’s new Muzeul de Arta Recenta emphasises artists who worked outside the structures of the Communist regime

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MO good news for the Baltic art scene

New private museum in Vilnius flies the flag for contemporary Lithuanian artists

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Garage Museum helps new Kazakh venue to get started

Collaboration in Almaty is expected to be long-term, but no money is changing hands

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Private Museums

Glenstone’s giant $200m expansion is ready, but will visitors come?

Collectors’ private museum, scrutinised by US Senate for limited access, could draw 100,000 people a year

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Linda on the loose

What’s wrong with creating an art mega-complex in Arles?

Maja Hoffmann is spearheading a vast multidisciplinary arts complex spread over 15 acres of an industrial site

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Exhibitions

Surrealism in the digital age: Beirut exhibition looks at new wave of 20th-century art movement

Show at Lebanon's Aishti Foundation is last in a trilogy exploring its vast private collection before its first solo presentation of Albert Oehlen

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Private Museums

Glenstone Museum reveals the art in store for vast Pavilions expansion

Long-awaited showcase spaces for collection founded by Mitchell and Emily Rales to open in October

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Private Museums

Moscow's Garage Museum still going strong at ten, despite co-founders’ split

Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova will continue to fund their contemporary art museum

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Politics

Founder of Museum of Russian Impressionism flees for the UK

Boris Mints’s institution says that exhibitions are continuing to run

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Openings

'A privileged space, remote from it all': Fondation Carmignac opens on island off the southern coast of France

New home for the Paris-based corporate collection, established by billionaire financier, is inaugurated after years of delays

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Polish collector Grazyna Kulczyk to launch sprawling contemporary art complex in secluded Swiss valley town

Works from the entrepreneur’s extensive holdings will go on show in Muzeum Susch

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Openings

Lafayette Paris art hub is first ‘multidisciplinary centre of its kind in France’, says chief

Guillaume Houzé says that his new Marais venue will be less corporate and more creative

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Openings

New Art Jameel space for contemporary art to launch in Saudi Arabia in 2019

The Hayy: Creative Hub centre in Jeddah is latest cultural offering announced in the rebranded Kingdom

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Masterplan revealed for Nelahozeves castle restoration

London-based firm Wright & Wright Architects to redevelop 16th-century home for Czech private collection

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Exhibitions

UK’s first permanent Virtual Reality space in an arts institution to open in London

Zabludowicz Collection’s project 360—dedicated to VR, film and video—opens next year

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The Year In Review

The year in Museums

Private money makes its mark

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Rubell museum move to Allapattah delayed

Miami foundation to open new space in December 2019

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Private Museums

Pioneers of Lebanese painting star in private museum near the Syrian border

Collector Emile Hannouche has opened his family mansion in the Bekaa Valley to the public

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Marrakech bids to become hub for contemporary African art as museum plans relaunch alongside 1:54 fair

Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden will hold "international opening" in February

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Openings

Washington's new $500m Museum of the Bible claims 'non-sectarian' mission

Private institution is funded by evangelical Hobby Lobby chairman, Steve Green

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In the frame

Let New York’s new spy museum bring out the James Bond in you

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Private Museums

Rem Koolhaas transforms Paris building into moving gallery for French retail giant’s cultural foundation

Mobile floors in Lafayette Anticipations's central exhibition space will operate as ‘curatorial machine’, say organisers

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Exhibitions

Turin exhibition dwells on contemporary art's futile obsession with the new

OGR's first show remixes the city's collections from antiquity to present, reflecting on the over production of contemporary art and the fact nothing is new

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Openings

Indonesia's grassroots scene gains major private museum

Collector founds Museum Macan to fill gap in country's cultural infrastructure

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New US museum to tell story of Palestine in ‘non-political, non-religious way’

Businessman Faisal Saleh says his institution will present untold turbulent history to American audiences

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New contemporary art complex to open in Catalonia with vast Juan Munoz installation

Planta project is situated in a working open-cast mine

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Yves Saint Laurent museum unveiled in Paris

Museum's Marrakech counterpart is due to open later this month

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Chinese hotelier-collector opens Shanghai's newest private museum

Zheng Hao's How Art Museum shares works with his 'art hotel'

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Zeitz MoCAA

Inside Zeitz Mocaa: our guide to Cape Town’s new mega-museum

From spectacular architecture to an army of curators, what you need to know about Africa’s landmark contemporary art institution

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'Warehouse' of Italian art comes to Hudson Valley

Magazzino's opening displays pay tribute to the dealer who championed Arte Povera

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Collectors

Marciano Foundation unveiled to the Los Angeles public

The private museum is lodged in a former Masonic temple

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Ashley Bickerton gets retrospective break from Damien Hirst

Newport Street Gallery to present survey of Bali-based US artist

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Will Les Demoiselles d’Avignon return to Paris?

Vuitton museum to show Modern masterpieces from MoMA

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Contemporary art

Greek collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos funds new cultural centre in Athens

Neon foundation has collaborated with the historic Athens Conservatoire to complete renovations that stalled 40 years ago

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Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor to design Fondation Beyeler's expansion

Project for Swiss museum was unanimously selected by the board

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Exhibitions

15 years of Margulies' Miami Warehouse

The educational mission of Martin Margulies’s collection is as strong as ever

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Africa

African collectors share the wealth as private museums proliferate

Theo Danjuma proposes a non-profit gallery in one of his father's hotels in Lagos. In South Africa, a $45m contemporary art museum is underway

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Bernard Arnault

What we know about the mysterious Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, brainchild of Bernard Arnault

Luxury goods billionaire opens long-awaited private museum designed by Frank Gehry

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Los Angeles

‘Patience is not one of my virtues’: Eli Broad on his new museum's delayed opening

While construction continues, Broad has been busy buying art

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Ai Weiwei

Collector Christopher Tsai wants to open first Ai Weiwei museum

The proposed museum would probably be in New York

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Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault’s Paris museum to open ahead of Fiac

The museum opens 20 October

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Private Museums

Moscow collector Mkrtich Okroyan opens Art Deco museum

Objects include a mixed media panel suite by Pierre Bobot from the Roseland Ballroom in New York

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China

Sifang Art Museum opens in a Nanjing forest while two private museums in Shanghai are near completion

Amidst a period of rapid growth for Chinese museums

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Private Museums

Shanghai: City of millionaires is driving China’s museum boom

At least three major art institutions opened last year and a similar number are expected to open in 2013

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Edvard Munch

Peter Olsen to sell version of The Scream to open private Munch museum in Oslo

The collector hopes the sale will pay for the design of his proposed museum, which will be located not far from a building in which Munch used to work

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Charles Saatchi

On the eve of his gallery’s 20th anniversary and its complete reinstallation with paintings, Charles Saatchi answers questions on the record for the first time ever

“I primarily buy art to show it off”

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Private Museums

Long Museum opened by Chinese power couple in Shanghai

The museum, which will house traditional and Modern Chinese art, opens 18 December

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Kiev

Eliasson’s ‘sun’ brings energy to isolated Ukrainian city

The new commission is industrial magnate Victor Pinchuk’s gift to the steelworkers of his hometown

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François Pinault

Pinault to open new space next to Palazzo Grassi

His third Venetian building will house films, debates and performances

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Malta

Polish-born collector Zdzislaw Bieganski to found museum in Malta

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

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Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

Ullens makes U-turn to refocus on Asian space

After seeming to grow cool on his Chinese venture, the collector is now staging numerous shows and branching into Indian art

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China

Private museums bloom in Shanghai

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

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Private Museums

Artipelag, Astrup Fearnley and co: why once-rare private museums are on the increase in Scandinavia

Private spaces show that tall poppies can grow in a Nordic climate

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Private Museums

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

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Dubai

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

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November 2011

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

Spaces bloom and then wither as founders’ commitment quickly fades

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Collectors

In a rare interview, Victor Pinchuk tells us about his plans to build a new contemporary art space in Kiev

A “landmark” museum for Ukraine

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Shanghai

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

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François Pinault

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

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Museum of Old and New Art

Sex, death and models of down under, down under: Newly opened Mona already a success

Outspoken collector David Walsh unveils crypt-like private museum

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Collectors

Harald Falckenberg on art as adventure, working with the Hamburg Deichtorhallen, and owning 150 works by Richard Prince

“Collectors have a tendency to self-delusion”

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Museums & Heritage

The Pinacothèque de Paris to form a partnership with the Hermitage and plans to display long-term loans from a group of international collectors

Collectors to create “museum collection”

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Museums

Oligarch Marek Roefler opens museum in Warsaw

Collector shows off Polish art with French accent

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Collectors

After loans and offers of first refusal Portugal may lose billionaire's collection to Brazil

José Berardo doubts government will buy, and plans new art deco museum

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Victor Pinchuk

Pinchuk to build new arts centre in Ukraine

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

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Collectors

Vancouver collectors open private art museum

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

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Collectors

Collector Richard Driehaus's private museum gets a classical makeover

Who said it was all about modernism?

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Private Museums

Farhad Farjam opens private museum in Dubai

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

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Private Museums

A new private museum opens in Duisburg

Bigger stage for German collectors

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Collectors

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

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

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Collectors

Industrialist and collector opens his 14th gallery

Reinhold Würth has converted a church for old masters

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Collectors

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

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Museums & Heritage

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”

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Private Museums

Why the rise of the private museum is rewriting the rules of the market

Dealers are growing increasingly wary of do-it-yourself institutions