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Profiles

Michael Buxton

CULTURAL TREASURES

BY SARAH WERKMEISTER

Portrait of Michael Buxton. Photo by James Geer.

Melbourne is, and always has been, rich financially. You can see the wealth in the city’s surroundings, from the names engraved on various bluestone buildings and elite sandstone universities, to the endowments and bequests to public and private institutions by wealthy Melburnian mogul families such as the Baillieus, the Potters and the Grimwades.

Michael Buxton, however, developed his art collections specifically with cultural riches and accessibility in mind. Early in his collecting career, he decided that…

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