Friends of the Museum: Förderverein

As a Friend of the Berlinische Galerie your membership fee and voluntary donations will help to realise all kinds of projects and ideas. This support is channelled into specific purchases, themed exhibitions, catalogues and innovative education activities – and you will be part of a network of committed kindred spirits.

© Hannes Wiedemann

Good Friends are
good for Art

Civic commitment is a powerful force. Without it there would be no Berlinische Galerie. In 1975 some art lovers in West Berlin set up an association to collect and exhibit modern and contemporary art from the city – and the Berlinische Galerie was born. The association continued to own and manage the collection for over 20 years. In 1995 it became the Förderverein we know today, which has charitable status and is closely in tune with all the goals the museum sets out to achieve. By raising funds it makes a valuable contribution towards important purchases, new exhibitions and education projects. If you are passionate about Berlin’s art and culture and would like to know more about the Berlinische Galerie, this
is the right place for you.

Become a Member

Join us!

The Friends of the Berlinische Galerie not only support their favourite museum, but also enjoy many benefits and an exclusive programme of activities. Become a member and join in – for more art and more Berlin.

Your Benefits at a Glance:

  • Friend (€ 90  a year)
  • Friend Plus (€ 120 a year)
  • Friend Discount (€ 45 a year, verification needed *)
  • Young Friends (€ 30 a year, verification needed **) More details
  • Personal invitations to exhibition openings and exclusive events in our association diary: special tours, previews, studio visits, day trips, art holidays
  • Regular information about Berlinische Galerie and association activities
  • Preferential rate for the Berlinische Galerie’s annual selected publication (“Jahresgabe”)
  • As a Friend Plus (€ 120 p.a.) you will receive an additional, transferable membership card
  • Free admission to the Berlinische Galerie and partner museums:
  • Brücke Museum, Berlin
  • Jewish Museum, Berlin
  • Kunsthalle, Emden
  • Photography Collection at SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne

* For those on state benefits “ALG II” or “Sozialgeld” and those with a registered disability (Please send your verification document by post or email to the Förderverein Berlinische Galerie e.V.)

** To qualify for Young Friends (Jung und Artig) membership you must be 30 or under (Please send your verification document by post or email to the Förderverein Berlinische Galerie e.V.)

Family Member (€ 150 a year)

In addition to the above-mentioned Friend benefits:

  • You will receive one personalized membership card and an additional, transferable membership card for another person, who doesn't have to live in the same household
  • As many kids membership cards as you wish (until the age of 18)
  • Receive the Family-Newsletter
  • Exclusive Family Tour with our partner Jugend im Museum e.V.
  • Exclusive access to the kids opening
  • Surprise welcome pakcage
  • One year of free participation at „Jung und Artig“, the young friends of the museums (from 18 years on)


Silver Patron (€ 200 a year)
In addition to the above-mentioned Friend benefits:

  • Free admission to the Berlinische Galerie for an accompanying person
  • Preferential booking for the short art holiday

Gold Patron (€ 400 a year)
In addition to the above-mentioned Silver Patron benefits:

  • Preferential booking for the long art holiday
  • Invitation to an exclusive event with the Director and artists/curators

For companies we offer three membership options (€ 1,500 / € 2,500 / € 5,000) with different benefits: a wide range of opportunities with personal notification where requested, including your company name displayed in the foyer of the Berlinische Galerie and website positioning for your logo.

Information for Companies

Partner Museums

Naturally friends of the museum will always have free admittance to the Berlinische Galerie and selected partner museums:

  • Brücke-Museum Berlin
  • Jüdisches Museum Berlin
  • Kunsthalle Emden
  • Photographische Sammlung der SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln

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En Route with Friends

As a friend of the museum you will keep up to date with the heart of Berlin’s lively art scene. You will enjoy privileged insights behind the scenes at the Berlinische Galerie and other art venues in the city. Our versatile programme includes guided tours with the curators and director, exclusive previews at our museum, visits to art fairs, studios, private collections and partner museums in Berlin, day excursions and holidays with an art focus.

Visit of the art fair
Paper Positions Berlin

Exclusive reception at Grisebach

Preview Magyar Modern

Visit of Kleines Grosz Museum

Supported by the
Friends of the Museum

Magyar Modern

Hungarian Art in Berlin 1910–1933

Sibylle Bergemann

Town and Country and Dogs
Photographs 1966–2010

Images in Fashion–Clothing in Art

Photography, Fine Arts, and Fashion since 1900

Drawing the City

Paper-Based Works from 1945 to the Present


Works 1926 – 1956

Lotte Laserstein

Face to Face

Loredana Nemes

Greed Fear Love
Photographs 2008 – 2018


The art of the
Novembergruppe 1918 – 1935


The Observer
Retrospective 1910-1975


Photographers go travelling (1880 – 2015)


The Art of Two Cities
From Schiele to Grosz


Time is out of joint. Photography 1966–2011


Photographs 1925–1958


Art Between Traces of the Past and Utopian Futures

As far as
no Eye can see

Panoramic Photographs of Berlin, 1949 – 1952


All Beginning is DADA!

Jung und Artig?

"Jung und Artig" (ok, it’s a pun!) is the name for young Friends of the Berlinische Galerie – currently 300 art enthusiasts aged under 30, who follow art and culture and get to know the Berlin scene in good company. Meet new people, enjoy art in company, support your favourite museum! The art community is right here.

find out more


  • Jens-Rainer Jänig – Chairman of the Board
  • Stefanie Frensch – 1st Deputy Chair
  • Dr. Hinrich Holm – 2nd Deputy Chair and Treasurer
  • Dr Thomas Köhler – Director of the Berlinische Galerie
  • Anna Kathrin Distelkamp
  • Matthias Trunk
  • Johanna Bormann

F. l. t. r.: Jens-Rainer Jänig, Stefanie Frensch, Dr. Hinrich Holm, Matthias Trunk, Dr. Thomas Köhler, Johanna Bormann and Anna Kathrin Distelkamp


  • Carolin Wagner – Head Office
  • Stephanie Krumbholz – Member support
  • Clara Vogel – Young Friends: Jung und Artig


Carolin Wagner

Head Office, Friends of the Museum
Phone +49 030-78 902-801
Fax +49 030-78 902-803

Stephanie Krumbholz

Support Members, Friends of the Museum
Phone +49 030-78 902-800
Fax +49 030-78 902-803


Förderverein Berlinische Galerie e. V.
Alte Jakobstraße 124-128
10969 Berlin

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Mi-Fr 10-14 Uhr

Berliner Sparkasse
IBAN: DE 97 1005 0000 1130 007568