Preview of the exhibition “Carsten Höller: Soma”, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, for members of the Freunde der Nationalgalerie © Freunde der Nationalgalerie / David von Becker
Preview of the exhibition “Gerhard Richter: Panorama” at the Neue Nationalgalerie for members of the Freunde der Nationalgalerie © Freunde der Nationalgalerie / David von Becker
Market of the continents at the Dahlem museum complex, supported by the Freunde des Ethnologischen Museums e.V. © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker
Children’s day in 2012 at the Bode-Museum: “Curious About Sculpture?” run by the Kaiser Friedrich-Museums-Verein © Kaiser Friedrich-Museums-Verein / Frank Nürnberger
Excursion by the organisation Freunde des Museums Europäischer Kulturen to the trullo village in Berlin-Hermsdorf in 2012 © Verein der Freunde des Museums Europäischer Kulturen / Rüdiger Ziehe
As a division of the umbrella organization Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (or ‘Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation’), the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is one of the largest cultural institutions in the world. With its fifteen collections, three research institutes, and the Gipsformerei, it forms a gigantic universal museum, encompassing art and culture from the dawn of human creative activity up to the present day. Even from very early on, donations and acquisitions from private collectors and collections were essential in shaping the organization now known as the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. One of the most significant patrons of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin was the Berlin businessman James Simon (1851-1932).
Civic engagement and patronage remains of great importance for the ongoing expansion, maintenance, public appreciation and understanding of the various collections at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. We can only realize many of our tasks and cultural offerings with the support of patrons and sponsors, and are hugely indebted to their support.
We would greatly appreciate it if you were also interested in supporting the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Depending on your specific area of interest, we have a broad range of opportunities that allow individuals or businesses to demonstrate their support: