Deutsche Börse and Städel Museum are now launching their partnership, initially for a period of four years, according to the agreement. For more than two hundred years, the Städel – Germany’s oldest and most well-known museum foundation – has stood for high-quality museum work and the reliable accompaniment of outstanding partners. The variety of the Städel collection provides a virtually complete survey of seven hundred years of European art – from the early fourteenth century, the Renaissance and the Baroque to classic modernism and contemporary art. Besides the preservation and continuous expansion of the collection, the museum focuses mainly on scholarly research into its holdings as well as the development of special exhibitions that attract worldwide attention. The Städel is also known for its modern art communication activities, which combine state-of-the-art digital technologies with high scholarly as well as educational standards. This museum work is made possible primarily by the commitment of numerous partners, patrons and sponsors. Starting in 2021, the Städel will have an important new partner: Deutsche Börse will provide the museum with a considerable amount of annual funding. The internationally active market infrastructure provider and the Städel share an awareness of quality, dedication to innovation and a progressive approach; in their respective areas, each makes a substantial contribution to the cultural and economic development of the Rhine-Main metropolitan area – and far beyond.
“The success story of the Städel Museum as a civic foundation has always also been the history of its generous funding by outstanding partners. The fact that Deutsche Börse has now decided to accompany the Städel in a partnership of exceptional dimensions for a period of four years is a strong signal of their recognition of our work as well as an important signal for Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region. I am personally all the more delighted with this arrangement against the background of our museum’s long-cherished desire to partner with Deutsche Börse under the leadership of Theodor Weimer”, says Philipp Demandt, director of the Städel Museum.
“This partnership is dear to our heart”, says Theodor Weimer, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Börse. “The Städel is a world-class museum and stands for broad civic involvement. It is our honour and special obligation to support the outstanding work of this important civic foundation going forward.”
Within the new partnership’s funding period, the Städel Museum will be developing art education programmes and event formats that provide the staff members, clients and business partners of Deutsche Börse with special access to the collection as well as to the museum’s special exhibition programme. For 2021, the Städel is planning the exhibition “Self. Determined: The Painter Ottilie W. Roederstein” (19 May – 5 September 2021) as well as the large-scale international show “Becoming Rembrandt: Creativity and Competition in Amsterdam, ca. 1630–1655” (6 October 2021 – 30 January 2022).