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The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation was created in 1956 by the last will and testament of Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, a philanthropist of Armenian origin who lived in Lisbon between 1942 until the year of his death in 1955. The Foundation has a museum, which houses the Founder’s private collection, alongside a collection of modern and contemporary art in Lisbon. In this video, we interview João Carvalho Dias, Curator of the Gulbenkian Museum, who talks about the life of Calouste Gulbenkian as an art collector and his impressive art collection. We also interview Rita Fabiana, Curator of the Gulbenkian’s modern collection, who comments on the Foundation’s collection of modern and contemporary art.

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