Berner Kunstfonds

Berner Kunstfonds was founded in 1993 by Verein der Freunde Kunstmuseum Bern, Verein Kunsthalle Bern and the Bernische Kunstgesellschaft in order to jointly intensify and coordinate the relationship with private patrons.

Kunstmuseum Bern and Kunsthalle Bern are dependent on additional financial support from private donors in order to run an attractive art and exhibition program. As a patron, you also contribute to the expansion of the Kunstmuseum's collection.

Your advantages

As a patron of Berner Kunstfonds, you are part of an inspiring art network and enjoy all the benefits of membership of Verein der Freunde Kunstmuseum Bern, Verein Kunsthalle Bern and Bernische Kunstgesellschaft in the form of invitations to openings, guided tours, art trips and cultural events, discounts and much more.

At the same time you will receive:

  • 2 transferable annual free passes for the Kunstmuseum Bern, the Kunsthalle Bern and the Zentrum Paul Klee
  • an invitation to the private previews at the Kunstmuseum Bern and the Kunsthalle Bern
  • 2-3 exclusive art events organized especially for Kunstfonds patrons
  • free admission to exhibitions at over 20 museums and art galleries in Switzerland
  • Mention by name in the annual report of the Kunsthalle Bern


annual contributions
Private individuals

CHF 1,000 or more*


CHF 5,000 or more**

* For annual contributions of CHF 2,000 or more, we can offer you a private guided tour of an exhibition with the curators on request.

** You will receive additional transferable free passes to all exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Bern, the Kunsthalle Bern and the Zentrum Paul Klee. We can organize an exclusive art event for you on request.

Become a member now

Management Board

    • President: Maria Cristina Donati-Regli
    • Co-President Bernische Kunstgesellschaft: Franz Krähenbühl
    • Co-President Bernische Kunstgesellschaf: Brigit Bucher
    • Co-President of Verein Kunsthalle: Lorenza Donati
    • Co-President of Verein Kunsthalle: Benjamin Dodell
    • President of Verein der Freunde Kunstmuseum Bern: Barbara Luginbühl-Sieber
    • Director Kunstmuseum Bern and Zentrum Paul Klee: Dr. Nina Zimmer
    • Director Kunsthalle Bern: Iliana Fokianaki
    • Auditor: Angela Kreis-Muzzulini


Berner Kunstfonds
Kunstmuseum Bern 
Hodlerstrasse 8 - 12 
3011 Bern

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