The Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss, established by the German Federal Government in 2009 in accordance with a resolution issued by the German Federal Parliament, is the construction client, owner and future operator of the Humboldt Forum. It coordinates the actors’ interests and, in conjunction with the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning, oversees all architectural and engineering planning as well as the construction process itself. Presenting all facets of the site’s turbulent history—extending from the Middle Ages to the present day—is one of the foundation’s core responsibilities. Since early 2014, curators have been developing a permanent exhibition with the working title “Berlin’s Historic Mitte—Identity and Reconstruction”. The exhibition will be arranged decentrally, occupying three sections and 1,500 square metres of the Humboldt Forum’s east, south and west wings. In addition, the diverse historical aspects will be highlighted by means of object “interventions” throughout the entire building.
Since 2015, a number of exhibitions have been organized that address and discuss these themes in order to present them to a wider audience. The foundation also promotes the idea of the Humboldt Forum to the public and collects donations for the reconstruction of the palace’s Baroque facades. To achieve these goals, the foundation is working together closely with the friends’ association Berliner Schloss e.V. Representatives from the Federal Parliament, the Federal Government, the State of Berlin and the participating actors sit on the foundation’s Executive Board. The foundation and its board members Johannes Wien (spokesman), Lavinia Frey (culture) and Hans-Dieter Hegner (construction) are responsible for budget and scheduling compliance, and to date they have been highly successful in meeting these goals: project costs are in line with projections and the Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace will open in late 2019. On behalf of the foundation, of which it is a subsidiary, Humboldt Forum Kultur GmbH will continue to organize the varied programme of exhibitions and events until the opening in 2019, thus preparing the ground for cultural activities at the future Humboldt Forum.
Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss
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