MONA, the $150m Museum of Old and New Art built by gambling wizard David Walsh to house his private collection, has opened in Hobart. MONA is directed by Mark Fraser, who was the managing director of Sotheby's Australia for 19 years before leaving to take up his new position.
15,000 people requested invitations to the opening but only 2,500 were lucky enough to to be selected. They were randomly chosen by a computer which is fitting as Walsh owes his millions to games of hazard.
This link takes you to a Sydney Morning Herald article on Walsh and his new museum.
Image: MONA (Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Australia