Donate and Give

The dynamic private initiative for the benefit of the city that led to the founding of the museum remains a fundamental and motivating factor up to the present – more than 3,000 paintings and over 120,000 prints are the pride and joy of the Hamburger Kunsthalle today.

Your support is much appreciated! Your donation, no matter what amount, be it a one-time or regular donation, whether you act as a project sponsor, donor or bequeather: Your support makes a real difference and helps us shape the future of the citizens’ museum Hamburger Kunsthalle.


Ways to Donate

Decide for yourself, which area of the Hamburger Kunsthalle you would like to support: for example an exhibition, the restoration of an artwork or an educational programme – the opportunities are manifold and all levels of support are needed. Just contact us. We are happy to answer all your questions and offer you advice!


More Ways to Give

The founding collection gift was a legacy granted in 1863 by the art dealer Ernst Georg Harzen of more than 30,000 superb drawings and copper engravings as well as a financial legacy from Carl Heine in 1865, allowing the acquisition of numerous paintings. Until this day, this singular collection is being sustained and expanded with the help of private gifts.