The Private Museums

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

          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...

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

                Like most extremely wealthy businessmen and women, Argentine real estate developer, venture capitalist, and philanthropist, Eduardo Constantini...

        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...

              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...