Highlights from the Second Edition of the Private Museum Conference

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Coinciding with Art Basel Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Art Week, the second edition of the Private Museum Conference was successfully held on 29 March 2018. Over 100 private museum founders and museum directors, art collectors and experts from around the world attended and shared their perspectives and expertise among them Dr. Uli Sigg, Dr. Hong Djien Oei, Jean Pigozzi, DSL Collection’s Karen Levy, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum’s Eric Booth. The Private Museum Conference was kindly supported by The Peninsula Hong Kong, Phillips auctioneers and CODE Art Fair.


During our half-day conference, a variety of topics were discussed, from the creation of global cultural brands to the construction of not only new museums, but also new cultural hubs. Moreover, best practices and cases in today’s private museum landscape across the globe, from Turin to Bangladesh and Shanghai, were explored.

Five speakers made talks and presentations on the various following topics:

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Founder and President
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Expanding a Vision – From Turin to the WorldKMM_0218


Tomilson Hill, President
Hill Art Foundation, New York City
The Art of Being Able to Mix



Qiao Zhibing, Founder
Building a Cultural Hub in Shanghai – TANK at the West Bund



Nadia and Rajeeb Samdani, Co-founder and President, Co-founder and Trustee Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka
Putting Bangladesh on the Global Art Map



Axel Rüger, Director
 and Vincent Willem Van Gogh, Advisor to the Board and Ambassador
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum -
From Artist’s Bequest to Global Brand



The Private Museum Conference continuously serves as a platform for exchanges on privately founded contemporary art museums and private art foundations.
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