Elton John wants to set up a museumBy IANS
Monday, November 1, 2010
TORONTO - Singer Elton John wants people in Britain to know him through his photographs and memorabilia and hopes to set up a museum where his collections can be displayed.
The singer has a huge amount of artwork stored in two warehouses in London, along with mementos, reports torontosun.co.uk.
“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. I’ve always wanted to leave my photography collection to the nation - (partner) David (Furnish) and I probably have the largest private photography collection in the world, or one of them,” said the 63-year-old.
“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.