Welcome to the Folkwang-Museumsverein

The Folkwang-Museumsverein (FMV) is very closely linked with Museum Folkwang, through its acquisition of the legendary Karl Ernst Osthaus Collection in 1922, through its involvement in the Museum’s administration and because of its significant funding of the Museum. It is the contractual basis for this relationship and the resultant partnership with the City of Essen which have allowed Museum Folkwang to become so phenomenally successful.


Foto: Samuel Solazzo

Festivitäten zum 100-jährigen Bestehen des Folkwang-Museumsverein

Der Folkwang-Museumsverein feierte zusammen mit dem Museum Folkwang in diesem Jahr seinen 100. Geburtstag. Zu diesem Anlass lud der Museumsverein am 1. Juni 2022 zu einem geselligen Austausch der geladenen Gäste und Mitglieder in den Salon Salon Folkwang ein. 

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It is with deep sadness that we bid farewell to our Executive Board Member Prof. Dr. Thomas Budde

Born in Essen, Prof. Budde was a long-time member of the Folkwang-Museumsverein. His tireless commitment to the Museum Folkwang was a matter dear to his heart. In March 2021, Prof. Budde was elected to the Executive Board of the Folkwang-Museumsverein. He remained committed until the end, enriching the work of the Executive Board with far-sighted ideas, empathy and his open, approachable and very likeable personality.

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A rare find: new acquisitions of a work by the Swiss-French artist Eva Aeppli

The collection of the Museum Folkwang has recently been enriched by a single figure by the artist Eva Aeppli. The Folkwang-Museumsverein was able to acquire the textile work of the artist entitled "Hand mit angenähtem Ärmel" from 1991. Eva Aeppli was part of the Swiss-French art scene from the 1950s and remains one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

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