depaysementdunejeunedemoiselle asked:

Wait, what? Are you saying the armor collection belongs to your family? That is so cool!

Well technically it now belongs to the Art Institute but it was donated there in the 80’s by my step-family when the family museum was torn down due to urban renewal projects. The entire wing was collected in the early 20th century by our great-great-etc grandfather.

So it’s very fun to visit it every once in awhile! Definitely try to check it out when the new gallery is finally finished in about two years. It’s going to be stunning.