Billionaire Heidi Horten to Become Museum Founder

More+More+ ♦ Published: July 5, 2019; 10:45 ♦ Updated: July 5; 15:17 ♦ (Vindobona)

The billionaire, patron and art collector Heidi Goëss-Horten has acquired a palace for the permanent presentation of her Heidi Horten Collection in downtown Vienna, right next to the State Opera and Albertina. Agnes Husslein-Arco is intended as director. The museum in the Hanuschhof is scheduled to open in early 2022.

Heidi Goëss-Horten: "Above all, I was and still am interested in communicating art to young people, so that I decided to preserve my collection for future generations and to make it an experience." / Picture: © The Heidi Horten Collection

Heidi Horten obviously acquired a taste for it with her exhibition "WOW! The Heidi Horten Collection" in the Leopold Museum.

Horten acquired the Stöckl building in the Hanuschhof in downtown Vienna to make her art collection permanently accessible to the public.

With the decision to choose Vienna as her location, the patron returns to her roots, she says in a…