Bavarian State Painting Collections

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The Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen looks after a substantial part of the paintings and art holdings of the Free State of Bavaria . Art historians from various specialist areas, natural scientists and restorers from the affiliated Doerner Institute work together with numerous other helpers to manage, maintain and scientifically develop the large inventory of more than 30,000 objects.


The Bavarian State Painting Collections include the following museums and collections:

and as branch galleries:


Sign "Directorate of the Bavarian State Painting Collections"

The predecessor of the management of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen was the “Centralgemäldegaleriedirektion” established in 1799. The administrative headquarters of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen is located in the Neue Pinakothek building in Munich.

Bernhard Maaz has been General Director since April 1, 2015, succeeding Klaus Schrenk (March 2009 to October 2014), Reinhold Baumstark (1999–2009), Peter-Klaus Schuster (1998–1999) Johann Georg Prinz von Hohenzollern (1991–1998), Hubertus Falkner von Sonnenburg (1987–1991), Erich Steingräber (1969–1987), Halldor Soehner 1965–1969, Kurt Martin (1957–1964), Eberhard Hanfstaengl (1945–1953), Ernst Buchner (1933–1945), Friedrich Dörnhöffer (1912–1933) and Hugo von Tschudi (1909–1912).
Today, the Director General shall be remunerated in grade 5, the pay regulation B . Martin Schawe is Deputy General Director of the Bavarian State Painting Collections. Organizationally, the directorate is part of the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art .

Works and collections

The Bavarian State Painting Collections are among the most important painting collections in the world. Numerous exhibits are on display in the buildings in the Munich art area. Important individual collections are:

Nazi looted art

The Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen sold NS-looted art that was looted by the Nazis until the 1970s. The works of art were given to them by the Americans after 1945 on condition that they be returned to their original owners. However, this was ignored and the works of art were either sold or even returned to relatives or the Nazi functionaries themselves who had stolen the works of art.

Web links

Commons : Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Süddeutsche Zeitung: Exhibitions without an audience. Retrieved December 11, 2019 .
  2. a b employees. In: About us. From, accessed on August 30, 2019.
  3. ^ Salary Regulations B - Bavaria. In: Publications for the Public Service. On, accessed on August 30, 2019.
  4. Jörg Häntzschel: Spaenle: Bavarian authorities have sold Nazi-looted art. In: October 12, 2016, accessed August 30, 2019 .