A Collector’s Monument to Time: The Halim Time and Glass Museum
Ever since childhood, Illinois-based real estate magnate Cameel Halim has been fascinated by the way things work. “I used to take my alarm clock apart,” he confesses. “Although I never put it back together again.” As an adult, his curiosity led him to amass one of the world’s most impressive collections of timepieces and glasswork. This autumn on 26 September, Halim is unveiling a selection of his holdings with the opening of the Halim Time and Glass Museum in Evanston, Illinois.
by Alexandria Owens, Sotheby.com, September 11, 2017
Magnificent Obsession Morphs Into a Stained-Glass Museum
EVANSTON, Ill. — Passageways lined in stained glass snake through a museum in progress on a quiet side street here, and workers are filling the galleries with iridescent mosaics, opalescent glass vases and ornate clocks that contain tiny mechanical birds and acrobats.