The Private Museums

  Little did Dominique Schlumberger, heiress to the Schlumberger Ltd. global oil services company, dream, while growing up in Paris, that she would become the...

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

        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...

          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...

              Little did President Ronald Reagan realize what a great gift he was bestowing on the art world and...

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

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

              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...