Material and non-material promotion of art and young artists.

The purpose of the foundation, which was recognised as a non-profit organisation in 2009, is to promote art and culture. In particular, the preservation of the works of Hans Purrmann (1880-1966) and the dissemination of knowledge of these works to the general public shall be at the forefront of the foundation’s activities.

The purpose of the Foundation is to be achieved in particular through the following measures:

  • Supporting academic research on the work of Hans Purrmann (scholarships, publication of dissertations and post-doctoral theses).
  • Cooperation with the Hans Purrmann Archive
  • Supporting museums that are engaged in activities in the spirit of the Foundation’s purpose
  • Assistance in the organisation and implementation of the Grand Hans Purrmann Award of the City of Speyer as well as the Hans Purrmann Award of the City of Speyer for Fine Arts (sponsorship award), bearing the costs of the awards in addition to a publication for each Hans Purrmann Award winner
  • Initiation and commissioning of publications on Hans Purrmann’s life and work
  • Collaboration with museums on exhibitions in Germany and abroad
  • Organisation and hosting of academic lectures and colloquia
  • Acquisition of works of art by Hans Purrmann or related to Hans Purrmann