The Förderverein was founded in 1959 under the name „Vereinigung der Freunde der Kunstsammlung Thun„ with the aim of supporting the museum's collecting activities. As a result, a number of major works could be acquired. The works acquired by the Förderverein are entrusted to the museum on permannt loan and thus made accessible to the general public. The Förderverein works closely with the museum director. It also helps to make the Kunstmuseum Thun additionally attractive by its special contributions towards extraordinary exhibitions or publications. Thus the Förderverein plays an important role in securing a prominent position for the Kunstmuseum Thun and its Collection in the Swiss museum landscape.
Hans Jürg Schönthal (president), Ewald Rüfli (vice-president), Stefan Künzle, Nicole Ineichen, Raffaella Chiara, Alexia Zeller, Gisèle Malinverni-Vidal, Markus Däppen
For further informations
Förderverein Kunstmuseum Thun
c/o Kunstmuseum Thun
T +41 (0)33 225 84 19
Bylaws of the Society of Friends:
Bylaws in German [PDF / 19.1 KB]