On 15 December 1987, at the suggestion of Hans and Franz Joseph van der Grinten and Baron Adrian von Steengracht, well-known personalities from politics, business, and culture joined forces to establish the non-profit Society of Friends of the Museum Schloss Moyland. The goals of the society are the preservation of the historic Schloss Moyland and its gardens, the maintenance and expansion of the art collection and the Joseph Beuys Archive, and the introduction of broad sectors of the population to the various areas of the museum. The Society of Friends supports the work of the museum both ideally and financially. The financial support is not limited to individual projects, but also includes a regular contribution to the ongoing annual costs of the museum.
- Preservation of the historic castle and gardens
- Maintenance of the van der Grinten Collection and the Joseph Beuys Archive, as well as expansion of the museum’s collection and archives
- Communication of the diverse content of the work of the Museum Schloss Moyland Foundation
- Funding of exhibitions and cultural events
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