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Circle of Friends of Max Klinger (Freundeskreis Max Klinger e.V.)
The Circle of Friends of Max Klinger was formed in 2002 with the intention of efficiently preserving and presenting the artistic legacy of Max Klinger. Members of the circle offer guidance with regard to the acquisition and restoration of works by Klinger and assist with the administration of the Max Klinger Archives at the museum. An ambitious long-term goal of the Circle of Friends is to further academic research into the life and work of Klinger. The Circle aims to stimulate debate about the artist by establishing a network of interested researchers and cultural and academic institutions. It hopes to present the results of this debate through special exhibitions, lectures and publications.

Max Klinger Archives
In addition to ca 900 works by Klinger, the museum is home to a large number of documents related to the artist’s life and work. The archives contain:
• Klinger’s personal correspondence (originals and transcripts) and photographs
• a collection of newspaper cuttings
• certificates about purchases of Klinger’s works by the museum

The Max Klinger Archives were established in 2001 and are sponsored by the Letter Foundation in Cologne. Current research at the archives is to culminate in a new and comprehensive edition of Klinger’s correspondence.

Sponsors of the Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig (Förderer des Museums der bildenden Künste Leipzig)
Established in 1994, the association of sponsors of the museum has contributed greatly to the growth and expansion of the museum in recent years. Sponsors provide indispensable financial support to the museum. Furthermore, they assist the museum in terms of developing an efficient network of professional and social contacts that reaches beyond regional and national borders. It is worth noting that the active help of sponsors was crucial in securing the museum’s new premises in the city centre.

Sponsors organize annual meetings and take trips together. Various sponsorship levels are available.
For further information contact: Foerderer.mdbk@leipzig.de

Foundation Maximilian Speck von Sternburg
The museum is proud to be able to show the former private art collection of the Leipzig merchant Maximilian Freiherr Speck von Sternburg (1776 – 1856). The collection includes invaluable masterpieces by Francesco Francia, Lucas Cranach Snr, Rubens and Caspar David Friedrich.
In close cooperation with local and regional government offices and art foundations, von Sternburg’s heirs developed an innovative foundation model that ensures the professional preservation of a unique private art collection and, at the same time, makes its treasures available to the public.

Further details: www.sternburg-stiftung.de

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