Russian Arrest to Have Effect on Vegas Museum?
The arrest of Russian oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky looks to have a direct effect on the Hermitage's continuing expansion plans in London. The Art Newspaper details the arrest and its potential effect on the continuing development of the Hermitage Rooms at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Khodorkovsky had been a principal financial contributor to the project. It is unclear if the loss of Khodorkovsky's financial support to the Hermitage in Russia will adversely affect the Las Vegas-based Guggenheim Hermitage Museum.