Elton John hopes to open his own museum

Monday, November 1, 2010

LOS ANGELES - Veteran singer Elton John hopes to open a museum to display his private photography collection and personal memorabilia one day.

The “Rocket Man” hitmaker has amassed a huge amount of artwork over the years, and stores it all in two massive warehouses in London, along with mementos from his long music career.

“I’ve got two (warehouses). They’ve got old stage costumes, sets pianos, all the memorabilia. It’s quite a lot. I’ve got to decide what to do with that,” aceshowbiz.com quoted him as telling Britain’s “The One Show”.

“I’ve always wanted to leave my photography collection to the nation — (husband) David (Furnish) and I probably have the largest private photography collection in the world, or one of them. There isn’t a photography museum in England, there should be and I’d love to leave all the photographs to the nation and the memorabilia at the same time, so create a museum where you see my life.

“Instead of doing a biography or autobiography, you see my life through objects and you get to see the wonderful photographs I’ve collected over the years. I’d love to do that but you have to find a space and get it funded — it’s one thing saying you’ll do it but it’s quite complicated,” he added.

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