Private to Public Collection

In Korea, the most notable art collections come from private sectors. Ho-Am’s collection became a starting point of the foundation of Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, and the founder of the Kansong Art Museum started collecting the country’s historically meaningful artworks in order to keep them in Korea during Japanese colonization period. Before museums were built in post-war Korea, private collectors played an important role in the art scene. Also in the western museum history, there are ample examples of museums founded from private collections. This session brings together distinguished international collectors to discuss their private collections and unique approaches and learn about the importance of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art Collection.



Abdellah KARROUM (Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha)

Daisuke MIYATSU (Collector)

Galila HOLLANDER (Collector)

Sylvain LEVY (Collector)


KIM Sunjung (President of Gwangju Biennale Foundation)

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