Elton John wants to set up a museum

Updated: Nov 01, 2010, 12:55 PM IST

Toronto: Singer Elton John wants people in Britain to know him through his photographs and memorabilia and hopes to set up a museum where his collections can be displayed.

The singer has a huge amount of artwork stored in two warehouses in London, along with mementos, reports torontosun.co.uk.

"I`ve got two warehouses. They`ve got old stage costumes, sets pianos, all the memorabilia. It`s quite a lot. I`ve got to decide what to do with that. I`ve always wanted to leave my photography collection to the nation - (partner) David (Furnish) and I probably have the largest private photography collection in the world, or one of them," said the 63-year-old.

"There isn`t a photography museum in England, there should be and I`d love to leave all the photographs to the nation and the memorabilia at the same time, so create a museum where you see my life.

"Instead of doing a biography or autobiography, you see my life through objects and you get to see the wonderful photographs I`ve collected over the years. I`d love to do that but you have to find a space and get it funded - it`s one thing saying you`ll do it but it`s quite complicated," he added.

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