Private Collections “Versus” Public Collections

  • Elina MoustairaEmail author
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This relation has two “faces”: private collections wishing to become somehow more open to the public, or/and public collections receding, leaving (willingly or unwillingly) space to the private participation.


Private Collection National Gallery Public Collection Bankruptcy Proceeding Unsecured Creditor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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