Association of Friends

Robert Rademacher with Leopold von Diergardt,
Thomas Struth: "Semi Submersible Rig, DSME Shipyard, Goeje Island, 2007",
purchased by the Association of Friends in 2007,
Photo: Ansgar van Treeck

Gesellschaft der Freunde der Kunstsammlung
Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V.

Ständehausstraße 1
40217 Düsseldorf

Tel. 0211.32 22 30
Fax 0211.32 07 43

Jutta Müller, M.A.
Managing Director

Bianca Böhm
Assistant to Managing Director

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Association of Friends of the Kunstsammlung
Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V.

The Gesellschaft der Freunde (Association of Friends) of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. has served the Kunstsammlung since 1968. The scope of the Association's activities are nowhere characterized with greater clarity than in its charter: its mission is to provide conceptual and material support to the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, and in particular to facilitate the expansion of the permanent collection. Over the years, the society has made it possible for the Kunstsammlung to acquire a number of otherwise unattainable works.

In order to rise even more to the demands posed by the three museums - K20 Grabbeplatz, K21 Ständehaus and Schmela Haus - which have increased appreciably over the years, the Association is of course keen to increase its number of "friends". We welcome people and companies who wish to find mutual joy and satisfaction in showing their friendship and support, both material and non-material, to this internationally renowned museum of modern and contemporary art. In return, the Association of friends offers its members a host of interesting events, as well as trips and excursions to exciting "art locations".

Understandably, people living outside of Düsseldorf tend to identify primarily with the museums located in their own towns. Residents of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, however, should be mindful of the fact that the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is also “their” museum, which is to say: it is not a Düsseldorf museum per se, but instead a regional art institution – a “Staatsgalerie”. There are any number of good reasons to become a member of the Association of Friends of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. A detailed information brochure is available by request from the secretariat of the Association.

Robert Rademacher