Bavarian State Painting Collections
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:
- in Munich :
and as branch galleries:
- in Ansbach : State gallery in the residence
- in Aschaffenburg : State Gallery in Johannisburg Castle
- in Augsburg :
- in Bamberg : State Gallery in the New Residence
- in Bayreuth : State Gallery in the New Palace
- in Burghausen : State gallery in the castle
- in Füssen : State Gallery in the High Castle
- in Neuburg an der Donau : State Gallery - Flemish Baroque Painting
- in Oberschleißheim : State Gallery in the New Schleissheim Palace
- in Ottobeuren : State gallery in the Benedictine abbey
- in Tegernsee : Olaf Gulbransson Museum in the spa gardens
- in Würzburg : State gallery in the residence
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:
- Collections of the Alte Pinakothek and the Neue Pinakothek , which were created on the initiative of Ludwig I of Bavaria and which brought together the Wittelsbacher collections.
- Hugo von Tschudi collection
- Schack Collection (Schack Gallery until 2009)
- Collection Sophie and Emanuel Fohn
- Brandhorst Collection
- Modern Art Collection
- Collection of classical modernism
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.
- Official website of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Pinakotheken)
- bavarikon.de - Quality reproductions and data from more than 300 works from the collections in the Free State's cultural portal
- Süddeutsche Zeitung: Exhibitions without an audience. Retrieved December 11, 2019 .
- employees. In: About us. From Pinakothek.de, accessed on August 30, 2019.
- Salary Regulations B - Bavaria. In: Publications for the Public Service. On Beamten-Magazin.de, accessed on August 30, 2019.
- Jörg Häntzschel: Spaenle: Bavarian authorities have sold Nazi-looted art. In: Sueddeutsche.de. October 12, 2016, accessed August 30, 2019 .