The Gutenberg Foundation
Our aim: the Gutenberg Museum of the future
The Gutenberg Foundation aims to preserve Gutenberg’s legacy and take it forward into the future. In Mainz, where Johannes Gutenberg was born, stands the Gutenberg Museum, one of the world's oldest and most important museums devoted to the history of books, printing and writing – with an impressive collection and great potential. However, over 120 years since its founding by the citizens of Mainz the museum needs to be completely modernised, both inside and out, to make it a place which is representative of Gutenberg's international standing. The current prime objective of the Gutenberg Foundation is to make a considerable contribution to the creation of the Gutenberg Museum of the future. Our aims are to increase the level of funding for the museum, to date run by the City of Mainz, on the one hand and to help finance its modernisation on the other. The Gutenberg Museum is to become an exciting place of discovery and state-of-the-art cultural exchange. Download our articles of association here (German).
We need your support for this project!Help us by making a donation or becoming a member of the Friends of Gutenberg. We also warmly welcome you to our group of sponsors. Even the smallest donation is part of something much bigger that helps us to create the new Gutenberg Museum. Let’s join forces and work together towards the Gutenberg Museum’s modernisation!
Administrative bodies of the Gutenberg Foundation
The Gutenberg Foundation is run by the board of directors. The foundation’s board of advisors and board of trustees advise the board of directors. The Friends of Gutenberg are the body of the Gutenberg Foundation responsible for the active contribution of a large community.
The Friends of Gutenberg are the body of the Gutenberg Foundation responsible for the active contribution of a large community. We look forward to welcoming new friends to support us. Donations are important – yet your interest, commitment and network are just as vital. Find out more about the Friends of Gutenberg here.