The childless nurse resident of Essen, who died at the age of 82, bequeathed her home to the Folkwang-Museumsverein. The property is to be sold at the highest bid in favor of a new acquisition to the collection of the Museum Folkwang.
"This is a wonderful example of generosity and exceptional modesty. After all, she could have approached us during her lifetime."
Ulrich Blank, Chairman of the Folkwang-Museumsverein
Image: Newspaper article "Unexpected legacy for the museum" by Martina Schürmann, WAZ, Dec. 4, 2020.