17. Paying For the Wing of an Art Museum
A Reddit user named writenroll has this story:
“An exceptionally wealthy family I know refers to a wing of the local art museum as their ‘public storage unit.’ They funded the wing to store their huge collection of classic and modern art since it was more practical than private storage. It included a climate controlled, 24/7 secure location managed by professionals. Plus, the curators would handle swapping out pieces from the museum and the home when they needed a different style or era to fit the mood of the next dinner or event at the house. Which was funny because sometimes the swaps would introduce a dozen or so pieces not before displayed at the museum. This created a new exhibit that the museum would package and promote. Behind the fuss, the family just wanted to create the right ambiance for grandma’s 80th birthday party.