Sunday, March 27, 2011

'Compulsive' art collector builds French museum + Other Museum Stories

'Compulsive' art collector builds French museum to display ancient treasures | Culture | The Observer:
A Roman sculpture of the empress Domitia is among the antiquities going on display.
"A young British entrepreneur who has amassed a spectacular collection of art and antiquities, ranging from Egyptian reliefs to masterpieces by Rubens and Picasso, is to display the works in a new multi-million-pound museum in the south of France.

Christian Levett, the 41-year-old son of an Essex bookmaker, is to throw open the doors of the Mougins Museum of Classical Art next month for visitors to admire approximately 700 works spanning 5,000 years that he has acquired over the past seven years."

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