The Bauhaus Centenary is a nationwide event with international acclaim.

Board of the Trustees of the Bauhaus Association 2019 on the roof of the office 100 years of bauhaus in Weimar, Photo: Thomas Müller, 2016.
Board of the Trustees of the Bauhaus Association 2019 on the roof of the office 100 years of bauhaus in Weimar, Photo: Thomas Müller, 2016.

The Bauhaus Association 2019

The Bauhaus centenary is supported by a nationwide alliance: The Bauhaus Association 2019 is a group of many contributors working in close cooperation, including the three Bauhaus institutions that maintain collections – in BerlinDessau and Weimar – along with the German Federal Government, represented by the Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM) and the Federal Cultural Foundation under her mandate, and ten German states.

At present, the Association includes the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Brandenburg, Hessen, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, SaxonySaxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. The Association is open to further Federal states joining.

The association members convene twice yearly to make political preparations for the centenary, to ensure its financial viability and to coordinate with one another on fundamental matters.

The central decision-making body of the Association is the Board of Trustees. The Chair of the Board of Trustees is held alternately for one year each by the states of Berlin, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia – the states where the Bauhaus institutions that maintain collections are located. The Vice Chair is held by the Federal Government, represented by the Minister of State for Culture and the Media.

The office 100 years of bauhaus of the Bauhaus Association 2019

The head office of the Bauhaus Association was established in Weimar on 1 July 2016. The office takes the lead in preparing the trans-regional highlights of the programme, manages the overall dramaturgy and communication and is the initial contact point for all inquiries related to the centenary.

The Bauhaus Kooperation Berlin Dessau Weimar gGmbH

The Bauhaus Kooperation is an affiliation of the three German institutions in Berlin, Dessau and Weimar maintaining Bauhaus collections. On behalf of the Bauhaus Association, it is a non-profit limited liability company that serves as the operating body for the Bauhaus centenary in 2019 and maintains the head office for this purpose. The Bauhaus Kooperation will continue to function as a non-profit organisation beyond the year 2019, coordinating cross-institutional projects.

The Bauhaus institutions

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar is a non-profit foundation under public law and oversees 25 cultural and research institutions, collections and museums in the Weimar area, among these the Bauhaus collection, the Nietzsche archive and the Haus Hohe Pappeln.

The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is the host of the Bauhaus as a scientific and artistic place. In university and residential programmes, academic knowledge is replaced by collective learning, teaching and research in the tradition of the historical Bauhaus. In addition, the foundation cultivates and passes on the diverse non-material and building heritage of the Bauhaus in Dessau. Since 1996 the Bauhaus and its Master Houses in Dessau have been part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

The establishment of the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin was based on an initiative of Walter Gropius and today owns the largest collection worldwide on the history of the Bauhaus (1919–1933). Here numerous key works are presented and international research projects are carried out. Furthermore, the Bauhaus Archive increasingly devotes itself to questions on contemporary architecture and current developments in design.

The highest authority: The German Bundestag and the Federal Government

The Bauhaus centenary would not be possible without the tireless commitment and nonpartisan support of the members of the German Bundestag – above all by the members of the parliamentary Committee on Cultural and Media Affairs and the Budget Committee. In the name of everyone involved, we extend our heartfelt thanks.