Berlin Museums Face Difficulties in Accepting Gift of Private Collection Valued at €150 million Due to Lack of SpaceDecember 11th, 2012
Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch have bequeathed their valuable collection of surrealist art to Berlin’s museums, provided that the work will forever be on display for the public to enjoy. However, the museums may have to reject the gift due to lack of space to install all of the works. The museums initially planned to move Old Master paintings elsewhere but public opposition was too strong. The city may now have to set a firm timetable for its planned Old Masters museum near Museum Island, a UNESCO world heritage site that houses the Pergamon Altar and Nefertiti’s bust.
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