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Mexican millionaire and art collector Mauricio Fernández Garza has big plans for his collection of art and historical artifacts. Garza is building a museum to house these treasures, which he estimates at around $120 million, so the public can enjoy them as much as he does. The only problem is that he wants the public to pay their share, not in entrance fees, but in construction costs.

The idea first came to Fernández Garza when he was mayor of San Pedro Garza García, a wealthy town in Mexico near the urban center of Monterrey, according to the Associated Press.. The report says the museum, which is a replica of Fernández Garza’s mansion in the mountains above the city, will cost $9.7 million, 60% of which will come from public coffers. Garza himself is only contributing $984,000, or about 10%, with the remaining about 30% being funded by private donations.

While many support the new museum, some dispute that public funds are used to house personal belongings and that the decision to build the structure was made while Fernández Garza was incumbent mayor.

The administration of Fernández Garza’s successor, Mayor Miguel Treviño, cut the project’s budget, which was originally $18 million, scrapped plans for two more museums dedicated to Fernández Garza’s collections, and reduced the amount of public space in the city’s Rufino Tamayo Park. originally attributed to the museum. Among the collection the museum is being built for are a self-portrait by Frida Kahlo, an oil canvas by Diego Rivera and works by other well-known Mexican artists, including Rufino Tamayo, José Clemente Orozco and Francisco Toledo, according to the report. .

For a time, Treviño’s administration halted the project altogether, until Fernández Garza offered sections of his mansion to be used in the museum’s replica, including four 14th and 16th century ceilings which, according to Fernández Garza, are worth $50 million.

“The discussion ended when we donated the ceilings, it was no longer a project to build something for my rooms, it is a municipal heritage, I have no interest in using the money from the municipality for something of mine,” Fernández Garza told AP.