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    Collector sells hockey items to museum for $2M, hopes for permanent display

    Mike Wilson can get worked up about hockey history.

    So worked up that on the day he sold nearly $2 million worth of hockey memorabilia to the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Wilson was moved to tears – not of joy, but raw emotion – at the prospect of handing off personal treasures he has been collecting for more than 50 years.
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    Sounds like one epic collection! Good for him for keeping it up all these years. Couldn't have been easy.
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    How does the museum make enough money that they can buy a collection for $2 million?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwaldo View Post
    How does the museum make enough money that they can buy a collection for $2 million?
    Many museums are just private collections on display. Could have been purchased by a private owner, or the collection was funded by a private donor to the museum.

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    Like Gomaz said, there are many ways for this to work. From a capital campaign that fund raises with the specific goal of buying this collection, to a buyer who agrees to loan it indefinitely to the museum, to using revenue generated from admissions to buy it outright/issue a bond to pay for it over a handful of years.

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