Friends Association of Moritzburg Art Museum, Halle an der Saale

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Interested in art?

Often visit the museum?

Want to receive regular information?

Want to go on trips with like-minded people?

Want to do something for the arts?

Then you’ve come to the right place!


Moritzburg Art Museum, Halle an der Saale preserves and presents internationally acclaimed collections of paintings, graphics, photography, sculpture, handicrafts and numismatics in a significant historical building. It unites the old and the new, tradition and innovation both in the building's structure and in the museum holdings.

The museum needs friends – the museum needs sponsors!


“Art is not a luxury but a necessity.”

Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956), German-American painter and graphic artist


The Friends and Sponsors of Moritzburg Art Museum, Halle an der Saale have been supporting the museum in every way, both financially and non-materially, since 1990. With more than 370 members, the association is committed to preserving, maintaining, expanding, studying and presenting the holdings. We see it as our task to promote the museum's development and constantly inspire new interest among further segments of the population.

In addition to supporting museum projects and events, we offer our members a varied programme of guided tours, lectures and visits to partner institutions’ exhibitions, as well as excursions and art trips.

Association office

Matthias Kunkel M.A. (researcher in cultural studies)
Contact person / office manager
Domplatz 5 (Neue Residenz)
06108 Halle
T: +49 345 5484699-46
F: +49 345 20299-90

Postal address

Freunde und Förderer des Kunstmuseums Moritzburg Halle (Saale) e.V.
Friedemann-Bach-Platz 5
06108 Halle (Saale)

Association office


Dr Angela Dolgner

Architect, art historian

Deputy chair

JUDr. Harald Neumeister



Prof. Rudolf Schäfer


Minute taker

Martin Hanewinkel

Chemical engineer

Public relations work

Christin Müller-Wenzel

Art historian

Ex officio member

Thomas Bauer-Friedrich

Director of the Moritzburg Art Museum, Halle an der Saale

Become a member of the Friends and Sponsors of Moritzburg Art Museum, Halle an der Saale and share the joy of art with us.

With us you can meet like-minded people, and feel, share and shape your love of culture. Your membership is a win-win situation. On one hand, you support Moritzburg Art Museum, Halle an der Saale; on the other, you enjoy a range of advantages:

  • free admission to the museum all year round
  • personal invitations to exhibition openings,
  • regular information about all events,
  • exclusive events for members,
  • excursions and art trips to national and international centres of culture,
  • special conditions when booking guided tours and events

Annual membership fees

Individual members55 euros
Families80 euros
Concessions*30 euros
Institutions170 euros
Sponsor membership1.200 euros (once)
*People on low income, on informal request
on the board

Membership agreementDebit authorisationFee regulations


Bank account for membership fees and donations

IBAN: DE83 8005 3762 0389 3107 63


Bank: Saalesparkasse

Donations are also very much welcome without membership!

Gift a year of art

Give someone all the advantages of a 12-month membership in the Friends and Sponsors Association of Moritzburg Art Museum, Halle an der Saale.

We really have something to offer you!

As well as financially supporting the museum, we see art education as an important, rewarding task. To get people excited about the museum, we not only support its many events, but also offer you an accompanying programme of presentations, visits to studios and exhibitions, and discussions. We get you talking to artists and art experts. We give you a glimpse behind the scenes, and also organise the highly popular last-minute Christmas market in the courtyard of Moritzburg Castle.

As an invited, privileged guest at the preview of big special exhibitions, you are the first to take a look at the new presentation and are afforded an exclusive insight into the museum’s work. Special tours guided by the museum director or the curators give you not only first-hand information, but also the chance to ask questions in person.

The events are free of charge for members.

No museum is without wishes – but often, wishes can only be fulfilled without outside help. Every museum’s collection defines its profile and is the source of ideas and projects. The aim is to raise that profile, fill gaps in its inventory, compensate for historical losses, react to developments and break new ground.

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Acquisitions and financial support

Since 1990, the association has acquired works for the museum by Lyonel Feininger, Gustav Klimt, Gerhard Lichtenfeld, Gerhard Marcks, Carl Adolf Senff, Henry van de Velde, Gustav Weidanz and many others. It has helped the museum acquire works by Erich Heckel, Georg Kolbe and Gertraud Möhwald, along with international studio glass works from a private collection in Berlin.

Ankäufe der Freunde und Förderer des Kunstmuseums Moritzburg Halle (Saale) e.V.


In addition to financial contributions, donations of objects are also welcome. Members and non-members alike have donated mid-19th-century porcelain featuring views of Halle and the surrounding area, artists' books with original prints by Otto Dix, Lyonel Feininger, Erich Heckel, Max Pechstein and others, prints by Günther Uecker and Karl Schmoll von Eisenwerth, and works by artists connected to the University of Art and Design, based at Giebichenstein Castle in Halle.

Schenkungen an die Freunde und Förderer des Kunstmuseums Moritzburg Halle (Saale) e.V.

Would you like to join us on a trip?

Our excursions and art trips take us both to artistic metropolises and to unknown territory. They broaden your view of the art business and museum work, and offer exclusive insights into other institutions of the fine arts. They bring you into contact with other museums and the artists represented there, while also enabling you to get to know those taking part in the trip and share ideas with them.

Over the years, destinations have included Basel, Berlin, Braunschweig, Chemnitz, Dresden, Gotha, Frankfurt, Meissen, Potsdam, Winterthur and Zurich. Participants are given an exclusive welcome and guided tours by specialists, making the excursions an intense, unforgettable art experience.

Excursions by the Friends and Sponsors of Moritzburg Art Museum, Halle an der Saale


The 2020 programme includes excursions to the Barberini Museum in Potsdam, the Museumsinsel in Berlin, and the special exhibition on Max Slevogt and the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen in Hanover. An art trip to Vienna lasting several days is also in the works. Invitations will be sent out in good time.

Want to know what we do? Or get involved?

The association comes up with its own projects, designed in particular to support art education and focus on civic engagement.

Donations & gifts

Moritzburg Art Museum, Halle an der Saale was founded in 1895 as a municipal museum of fine and decorative arts. Its foundation was the work of dedicated inhabitants of this town on the Saale river. To this day, donations and gifts play a significant role in increasing the inventory and adding to the collection. Since 2011, the Friends and Sponsors of Moritzburg Art Museum, Halle an der Saale have been devoted to examining this aspect of the museum’s history.

In 2017, the first publication came out to focus on the 1905 Reinhold Steckner endowment.

Research project on "Acquisitions using founds from the Reinhold Steckner endowment, 1905-1911"


The inscribed tombstone of Henning Hammel, the Benndorf altar, the altarpiece paintings from Löbnitz showing Christ Carrying the Cross and The Last Judgement Attended by Benefactors, along with many other prominent objects, were once in a deplorable state, but today their full beauty has been restored. The Friends and Sponsors of Moritzburg Art Museum, Halle an der Saale have been supporting the museum’s restoration projects since 2007.

Research project on the "Assessment and restoration of three panel paintings from Löbnitz"