The Private Museums

                Among the worst atrocities and crimes against humanity of the 20th century was the implementation of the...

          His Highness Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini, the Aga Khan, is the 49th hereditary imam or spiritual leader of the...

          He loved sculpture, she loved gardens and since they loved each other, Frederik Meijer, the billionaire discount supermarket and gas...

        Helene Kroeller-Mueller’s dream of establishing her own museum began following an art appreciation course given by art historian H.P. Bremmer that...

          Dolores Olmedo Patino was an exceptional Mexican woman who in the 1920s and 30s forged a lucrative career as General...

                In spite of limitless eccentricities and truly irrational ideas, such as establishing a rubber plantation in Brazil’s...

              Baron Yanosuke Iwakasi, a member of the family who founded what became the international Mitsubishi corporation, was determined...

          The building in which a private collection is housed is often as artistically appealing as the artifacts within it.  Such...

    A. Reynolds Morse and Eleanor Reese met at a concert in Cleveland, Ohio in the early 1940s and during their courtship visited a...

            Heinz Berggruen, born in Berlin, Germany in 1914, began his working career as a journalist at the Frankfurter Zeitung. ...

              Dr. Albert C. Barnes was a Renaissance man: physician, chemist, businessman, art collector, prolific writer.   Born in Philadelphia...

                Sailing along the Potomac River to George Washington’s beloved Georgian plantation, Mount Vernon, on Spirit Cruises’ “Spirit...

          August Thyssen left his son, Baron Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza a vast fortune built on naval construction, oil, steel and armaments.  The...

          The name Bata has been synonymous with shoes since Tomas Bata began manufacturing them in 1894 in Zlin, a town...

        While governance of the Peoples’ Republic of China might seem restrictive to Westerners, the accumulation of great wealth by members of...

          Among dozens of spectacular national museums and galleries in Washington, DC there are a number of exquisite private museums, each...

        Entrepreneur and businessman, George Gardiner began his personal collection of ceramics in 1976 with nothing more in mind than the decoration...