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"… it is my … wish that, in the future, this institute be enhanced by the contributions, endowments and gifts of other art admirers and supporters of the fine arts.”
Foundation deed of the Städelsches Kunstinstituts, part of the last will of Johann Friedrich Städel

The Städel Museum owes its existence to a single citizen who bequeathed his art collections, his house and his fortune to the general public. After the example set by Johann Friedrich Städel, many people have since included the museum in their last wills in the form of a donation, bequest or gift, thus making a lasting contribution to this institution’s continued existence and further development.

The Städel Museum is a private, non-profit civic foundation and accordingly exempt from inheritance tax. Please contact us for further information about bequests.


Sophia Athié
Head of Fundraising
Phone +49(0)69-605098-231
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