The mission of the Foundation for the Kunstmuseum Basel is to finance special exhibitions and a large number of other projects at the Kunstmuseum. The Kunstmuseum is publicly funded and its operating costs are covered by the state. However, the financial resources at its disposal do not extend to special exhibitions, new acquisitions, restoration projects or art education for children and young people. This is where the Foundation for the Kunstmuseum Basel comes in, making substantial sums of money available.

The Kunstmuseum Basel is proud of its extensive collection and organizes highly acclaimed special exhibitions on three sites – in the Hauptbau, the Neubau and the contemporary art building. Every year, it welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world; alongside the museum’s partners, sponsors and benefactors, the Foundation makes a crucial contribution to this success because so many things would not be possible without significant financial support.

Please contribute to promoting culture and strengthening Basel as a city of culture! Your commitment can make that vital difference to extending the collection, enhancing the museum’s public profile and preserving it for generations to come.

Making a cultural commitment of this kind is something that benefits you, as well, because you will be cultivating a personal relationship with the museum, will be invited to exclusive social events and will be given repeated opportunities for taking a peek at what goes on behind the scenes.

Independent of whether you choose to support us on an annual basis or to make a one-off donation, to contribute to specific exhibitions, publications or projects, to make a gift or remember us in your will or plan to commit to a corporate partnership – we look forward to receiving your call and arranging an initial face-to-face meeting.


TRUSTEES OF THE FOUNDATION FOR THE KUNSTMUSEUM BASEL

  • DR. MARKUS ALTWEGG (PRESIDENT)
  • CATHERINE HOSANG-GOBET (VICE PRESIDENT)
  • PROF. DR. LEONHARD BURCKHARDT (PRESIDENT FREUNDE DES KUNSTMUSEUMS BASEL)
  • MATHIS BÜTTIKER
  • ULLA DREYFUS-BEST
  • BERNHARD B. FISCHER
  • ANDREA GRISARD
  • DR. JOSEF HELFENSTEIN (DICEKTOR KUNSTMUSEUM)
  • PROF. DR. FELIX UHLMANN (PRESIDENT OF THE ART COMMISSION)
  • PAUL NYFFELER
  • ANNETTE SCHÖNHOLZER (Managing Director OF THE KUNSTMUSEUM BASEL)
  • Peter Sutter
  • DR. FILIPPO TADDEI
  • DR. DAVID THIEL


Dr. Josef Helfenstein and Dr. Markus Altwegg

Dr. Josef Helfenstein and Dr. Markus Altwegg




Contact For sponsors and donors

Foundation for the Kunstmuseum Basel
Ursula Helfenberger-Gohl
St. Alban-Graben 8
CH-4010 Basel
Tel. +41 61 206 62 49
Fax +41 61 206 62 52
ursula.helfenberger@bs.ch