We about us
The association of "Friends of the Prinzhorn
Collection" is a non-profit association for the promotion of the
Heidelberg collection Prinzhorn. The "Friends of the Prinzhorn
Collection" e.V. have supported the Heidelberg Collection Prinzhorn
since 1995, a collection of art from a psychiatric context that is
unique in the world.
The association of friends was founded in 1995 on the
initiative of students of the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts and has since
been supported by well-known personalities from the arts and the public.
The founding committee consisted of Prof. Dr. med. Jean
Christophe Ammann (†), Prof. Georg Baselitz, Dr. med. Eduard Beaucamp,
Prof. dr. Johann Feilacher, Prof. dr. Peter Gorsen (†), Peter Härtling
(†), Prof. dr. Hartmut Kraft, Johann Kresnik, Prim. Leo Navratil (†),
Prof. Arnulf Rainer, Dr. med. Maria Rave-Schwank and Prof. Gerhard
The association gave the impulse for the realization of
the museum collection Prinzhorn in the year 2001. The museum collection
Prinzhorn is an institution of the university clinic Heidelberg. Since
its opening, the museum has been able to realize a large number of
international exhibitions, in part with extensive exhibition catalogs
presenting new research.
The Prinzhorn Collection is one of the most unusual,
significant and stimulating art collections in the world. It includes
works from psychiatric context of different epochs. These are works
from various artistic disciplines that fascinate with emotional power,
diverse techniques, inventiveness and thematic breadth, often touching
with a special kind of authenticity.
The art historian and physician Hans Prinzhorn
(1886-1933) gathered around 5,000 works by patients from psychiatric
institutions throughout Europe in Heidelberg after the First World War,
thereby building up a collection that has received international
attention to this day. Since 1980, around 21,000 works have been added.
In order to support and accompany this unique work in a special way,
the association of the "Friends of the Prinzhorn Collection" was
The Association of Friends of the Prinzhorn Collection
is a non-profit association for the promotion of the Prinzhorn
Collection. In times when the success of cultural projects more than
ever depends on the active support of friends, sponsors and supporters,
the association supports the realization of exhibition projects and
important publications, facilitates scientific and interdisciplinary
accompanying events, promotes the educational offer of the museum and
offers Its members also have a wide range of benefits and events.
With its founding, the association gave the impetus for
the realization of the museum in 2001. - The most important future goal
now is to promote the structural expansion of the collection on the
grounds of the Altklinikum in Heidelberg.
The purpose of the association is the preservation and
promotion of artistic and historically significant cultural assets. In
pursuit of this purpose, the association supports the Prinzhorn
collection in its exhibitions and other events, as well as scientific
research and publications on the art of people with psychiatric
experience. He also supports construction projects of the collection.
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Dr. Kristina Hoge, Prof. dr. Dr. H. c. Erik Jayme,
Hans-Martin Mumm, Doris Noell-Rumpeltes (Deputy Chairman), Priv.-Doz.
Dr. Thomas Röske, Prof. dr. Maike Rotzoll (Chairwoman), Dipl.-Ing.
Prof. Dr. Guido Adler (Ulm), dr. Eduard Beaucamp
(Frankfurt aM), Prof. dr. Gottfried Böhm (Basel CH), Prof. dr. Matthias
Bormuth (Oldenburg), dr. Joachim Gerner (Mayor of Heidelberg),
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Thomas Röske (Prinzhorn Collection), Prof. dr. Jochen
Christiane Hauß (architecture), dr. Arndt Overlack
(legal issues), Prof. dr. Jochen Tröger (adviser for the extension of
the Prinzhorn Collection)