Museums that began in earlier times were usually private collections belonging to wealthy individuals, families, or institutions of art. It's common to see museums named after ruler of kingdoms or noble families due to the ownerships.
As the times changes, the dynasties are gone, to name a museum after the title of family or a country ruler is not usual as it was. But we can still see some of the musuems named after people, let's read the article and figure it out why.
1. N's Yard
N’s YARD was created because Yoshitomo Nara wanted a place in Japan where people could see his work in a more casual setting. The contemporary art space showcases not only his work, but alsorecord sleeves and art objects that Nara has collected over the years.
He chose the location in Nasu because he was impressed by the natural environment and scenery. N’s YARD had an advance opening in November of 2017 and officially opened in March of 2018.
2. J. Paul Getty Museum
The J. Paul Getty Museum, commonly referred to as the Getty, is an art museum with two campuses: the Getty Center and Getty Villa. The Getty Center, which houses pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, decorative arts, and photographs, is located in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The Getty Villa, which displays art from Ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria, is located in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. In 1974, J. Paul Getty opened a museum in a re-creation of the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum on his property in Malibu, California.
In 1997, the museum moved to its current location in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles; the Malibu museum, renamed the "Getty Villa", was renovated and reopened in 2006.
3. Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum was founded in 1852 with the mission to educate designers, manufacturers and the public in art and design. Its origins lie in the Great Exhibition of 1851, which was the world's first international display of design and manufacturing.
Following the Exhibition, Prince Albert saw the need to maintain and improve the standards of British industry to compete in the international marketplace, and he urged that the profits of the Exhibition be used to develop a cultural district of museums and colleges in South Kensington devoted to art and science education.
The Museum was the first of these institutions, and it was renamed after Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert, commemorating his role in its establishment.
The V&A has a long and unique history, starting as a Museum of Manufactures in 1852 and evolving over time into the state-of-the-art museum it is today. From ancient Chinese ceramics to Alexander McQueen evening dresses, museum's collections span 5,000 years of human creativity, making it one of the most comprehensive collections of art and design in the world.