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Borghese Collection

Collection of the Morgan Library & Museum

Farnese collection

Garman Ryan Collection

Ludovisi collection

Townley collection

Wallace Collection



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Private collections of art or other objects that no longer remain in the ownership of private individuals, though they may be now owned by a trust or similar body for the purposes of exhibiting them to the public. Articles on museums founded from private collections should only be included here if the collection has not been significantly expanded since leaving private ownership.


Borghese Collection

Collection of the Morgan Library & Museum

Farnese collection

Garman Ryan Collection

Ludovisi collection

Townley collection

Wallace Collection



Alexander Iolas

Am Römerholz

American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Apsley House

Arundel marbles

Barbier-Mueller Museum

Barnes Foundation

Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art

Beyeler Foundation

Borghese Collection

Bowes Museum

Bröhan Museum

Burrell Collection

Caplan Collection

Cogswell's Grant

Colección Júmex

Czartoryski Museum

David France Collection

Demidov collection

Drexel Collection

Fondation Baur

Fondation Calvet

Foundation E.G. Bührle

Frick Collection

George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum

Giampietro Campana

Gilbert Collection

Giovio Series

H. L. White Collection

Hill-Stead Museum

Hirschsprung Collection

Holburne Museum

Hunt Museum

Huntington Library

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Kenwood House

Kimbell Art Museum

Kreeger Museum

Kröller-Müller Museum

Leopold Museum

Liechtenstein Museum

McNay Art Museum

Menil Collection

Michaelis Collection

Miho Museum

Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum

Musaeum Tradescantianum

Museo Soumaya

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Museum Bredius

Museum Ludwig

Museum Mayer van den Bergh

Museum of Lázaro Galdiano

Museum of Russian Icons

Musée Jacquemart-André

Norton Simon Museum

Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Soviet Nonconformist Art

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Orleans Collection

Oskar Reinhart

Palazzo Spada

Papenbroek Collection

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art

Philbrook Museum of Art

Ranger's House

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Reynst Collection

Rosemarie and Dietrich Klemm Collection

Rottiers Collection

Sadberk Hanım Museum

Salsali Private Museum

Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection

Sir John Soane's Museum

St. Louis Building Arts Foundation

Taft Museum of Art

Terry Collection

The David Collection

The Hyde Collection

The Phillips Collection

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Timken Museum of Art

Verzocchi collection

Villa I Tatti

Waddesdon Manor

Wallace Collection

William Humphreys Art Gallery

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library


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