This project concerns the early history, planning and construction of the Museum Abteiberg and in particular, the relationship this public institution formed with Count Panza and his collection. Count Panza had at the time arguably one of the most significant collections of minimal and conceptual art in private hands in Europe.
Panza’s collection was to be on long-term loan to the museum and was originally to be housed in the purpose designed, upper floor galleries. In addition, private access to the works was requested by the collector and so the museum considered including in the plans a small apartment for Panza. He was to be accommodated on an upper floor of the administration tower.