September 13, 2010
Carlos Slim Museum Mexico 1
Carlos Slim Museum Mexico 2
Carlos Slim Museum Mexico
Slim, who is reportedly worth $53.5 billion is the world’s foremost collector of sculptures from French sculptor Auguste Rodin with a colossal 66,000 pieces. The museum will contain a “treasure trove” of artwork by Rodin, which will form the largest collection of his work outside of France. In addition, it will house a collection of sculptures, paintings and art from around the world dating from 14th century until present day.
The building was designed by Slim’s son-in-law Fernando Romero and has been described as a “modern and shiny aluminium structure.” It will be six stories high and will hold five stories of exhibition space – amounting to 183,000 square feet.
Slim has also said that the lobby of the museum would feature a piece by Rufino Tamayo, one of Mexico’s best known painters.
The new branch will be open to the public on 30th November 2010 as part of the Mexican Bicentennial celebrations. Admission will be free to all.