The Freundesgesellschaft des Goethe- und Schiller-Archivs Weimar e.V. (Friends of the Goethe and Schiller Archive Weimar) was founded in 2004 with the aim of bringing together people and institutions dedicated to the maintenance and enlargement of the unique inventories in the archive. It supports the activities of the Goethe and Schiller Archive and raises the public awareness of its treasures. With this in mind, the association is looking for other like-minded people and sponsors to join as members from various European countries and the USA (120 at present) and to help support its activities.
One focal point of the association’s activities during the first few years of its existence was to support the archive in carrying out its immense restoration tasks. The winning of the private supporters as well as the operation of the association in the public (publication series »Manuskripte«, the exhibitions in Weimar in 2007 and in Berlin in 2008) have not lastly led to the significant rise of the public funds which could be secured by the Goethe and Schiller Archive from year 2008 for its restoration programme. The association can now use more of the incoming donations for other areas, e.g. for the purchase of manuscripts for the archive and for increasing its exhibition activities. Its primary goal is the formation of a circle of regular donors and of a corresponding fund for the ongoing financing of manuscript purchases.
Klassik Stiftung Weimar
, Abteilung Editionen Dr. Ulrike Bischof
Jenaer Str. 1
Phone: +49 (0) 3643-545-245
Fax: +49 (0) 3643-545-241