To answer this question, let's begin with the objects themselves.
Each object is a piece of material evidence that provides us with insight into the world around us.
A great art collection pulls together a series of objects to form a distinctive narrative. That narrative illuminates a time, a place or a theme in the trajectory of human experience.
In the coming weeks I will be sharing thoughts on the qualities that define notable collectors, what collections reveal about their makers, and the extent to which social interaction is necessary in the building of an exceptional art collection.