Miel de Botton

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Miel de Botton (b. Zurich) is a Swiss contemporary art collector,[1] singer,[2] psychologist [3] and philanthropist, who lives in London. De Botton is the daughter of the pioneer of open architecture asset management Gilbert de Botton and his first wife Jacqueline Burgauer.[4] Her father died in 2000. She is a member of the International Council of the Tate Gallery.[5] She is the sister of Alain de Botton. De Botton is a member of the committee of the British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel.[6] She is a benefactor of the London String Quartet Foundation.[7] In 2009, through the Artichoke Trust, she co-funded the Antony Gormley project "One & Other," at the "Fourth Plinth," Trafalgar Square, London.[8]

In 2014, Miel de Botton launched a music career with her debut single, ‘Bad Men’. She sings in both French and English and her album ‘Magnetic’ was released in March 2015. The album was produced by Andy Wright[9] who worked with and produced albums for Simply Red, Simple Minds and Natalie Imbruglia.[10] Miel has since toured with John Barrowman[11] and Rhydian Roberts.[12]


  1. ^ Sarah Thornton,"Victoria/Victoriana," Artforum, September 7, 2006.
  2. ^ Miel de Botton,"[1],"
  3. ^ Daily Mail,"[2],"
  4. ^ David Landau, "Obituary Gilbert de Botton: Self-made financier who revelled in money, markets and modern art," The Guardian, September 20, 2000
  5. ^ Tate Annual Report, 2007
  6. ^ BFAMI, retrieved, October 7, 2010 Archived July 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ LSQF, retrieved, October 7, 2010 Archived May 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Artichoke Trust
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