Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
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Why the crazy name? The museum is named after Swiss art enthusiast Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, who made his money in glass, plastics, auto...

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The inside story

Why the crazy name? The museum is named after Swiss art enthusiast Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, who made his money in glass, plastics, auto parts, and container leasing. His private collection of sculptures, tapestries and over 1,000 old- and modern-master paintings was the second largest after Queen Elizabeth’s of England. ‘Bornemisza’ apparently means “drinks no wine” in Hungarian.

Bringing the art to Madrid was controversial from the start. Initially, he implied that he would donate the collection for free and he persuaded the city to build the facilities. Then he decided to rent the collection for UDS 5 million a year until he eventually agreed to sell it to Spain for USD 350 million. This all proved very unpopular and the newspapers were unhappy, but the baron joked that he couldn’t read Spanish.

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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Paseo del Prado 8, Madrid Madrid
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