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A Collector’s Dream: Creating Your Own Museum as a Legacy

Paintings, sculptures, gems, cars, items made perfectly by a single craftsman — if you have the collector’s gene, these are the kinds of things you must own. Add wealth to fuel that desire, and your collection is likely to grow. But then what do you do with it?

If you can’t bear the thought of a life’s acquisitions being sold off — or, at best, going to a museum to be displayed only occasionally — the urge may be to open a museum of your own.

A Collector’s Dream: Creating Your Own Museum as a Legacy
By PAUL SULLIVAN

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.  

By Eve M. Kahn, New York Times, July 7, 2016
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