The Ema Klabin House Museum

São Paulo, Brazil

The Ema Klabin House Museum was created by the Brazilian businesswoman, collector, and philanthropist Ema Gordon Klabin (1907–1994), with the purpose of preserving her art collection, library, and personal archive. It is situated in the home that she built in the 1950s specifically to hold more than 1,600 works of art gathered in her lifetime. The collection encompasses 17 centuries of history, including significant works of European, Asian, African, and Brazilian art and decorative art. Opened for public visits since 2007, the museum also promotes temporary exhibitions, concerts, lectures, educational activities and contemporary art installations.