The American way: collaborations between museums and private donors/collectors

Esmee Quodbach and Gerdien Verschoor

At this Market table, Esmée Quodbach (Center for the History of Collecting in America, The Frick Collection and Art Reference Library, New York) looks at the American tradition of philanthropy and the ensuing models of partnership between museums and private donors and collectors. What do donors and collectors give to museums and what do they expect in return for their gifts? Does the American model have a future in Europe as well?