FROM PASSION TO MISSION – A PICTURE OF THE PRIVATE MUSEUMS BOOM
ICONIC BUILDINGS BY RENOWNED ARCHITECTS AND THE WORLD’S BEST COLLECTIONS
INFLUENTIAL COLLECTORS AND THEIR PATRONAGE OF THE ARTS
The growing popularity of private museums is the result of a revolution in the international art world. Over the last twenty years, the involvement of collectors, and thus their impact on the artistic scene, has increased significantly. Collecting stopped being merely a private pleasure and turned into a public mission. By following artists’ careers, acquiring artworks or supporting exhibitions, collectors have become extremely influential. The biggest players have a new secret weapon, namely private museums. We look closely into the private museum model, which opens a new chapter in the history of both collecting and exhibiting.
215 x 280 mm (81⁄2 x 11 in)
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