Endowment gifts

Your donation – our commitment

 Plaque of benefactors. Photo: Lurette SeydeThe Bach Archive administers a priceless, irreplaceable collection of handwritten manuscripts, documents, sheet music, books, prints, paintings, busts, coins and medals. The aim is to build up a capital fund, the income from which can be used to permanently support the work of the Bach Archive. Endowments, bequests and legacies of any amount are welcome. In the case of sums of €50,000 or above, donors can if they wish be included on the plaque of benefactors in the Bach Archive’s entrance hall.

 

If you're interested and would like to learn more, get in touch with us!

 

Please contact:       

Prof. Dr. Peter Wollny, Director

wollny@bach-leipzig.de

tel: +49 341 9137-102

 

Dr. Alexander Steinhilber, Managing director

steinhilber@bach-leipzig.de

tel: +49 (0)341-9137.102

 

Tax status:

 

In many countries, tax breaks are granted for charitable gifts. The Bach Archive Leipzig, a non-profit charitable organization, can provide only general tax advice to potential donors. Experienced tax consultants can provide advice regarding endowments and legacies.

 

Donors from the USA are kindly asked to make donations through the American Friends of the Leipzig Bach-Archive, Inc. (www.americanbachfriends.org).

Publication Fund - A fund named by you?

New Bach Edition. Photo: Leipzig Bach ArchiveResearch on Johann Sebastian Bach’s life and works and on the extended Bach family of musicians belongs among the central tasks of the research institute. It hosts Bach scholars from all over the world and collaborates closely with other research institutions. The Bach Archive’s editorial projects include catalogues raisonnées of the music of the Bach family as well as the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his two oldest sons, Wilhelm Friedemann and Carl Philipp Emanuel. Major long-term research projects address the history of the Leipzig St. Thomas cantorate; the Bach family and related musical documents in central-German communal, state, and church archives; and the Bach reception in Leipzig during the Mendelssohn-Schumann period. The Bach Archive publishes books, critical editions, facsimiles, documents, and pamphlets for scholarly and general audiences. A new named endowment funds shall be set up for this special purpose, apart from the Library and Museum Funds.

 

Book series:

  • Leipziger Beiträge zur Bachforschung
  • Faksimile series of Bach´s works and documents
  • Edition Bach Archive Leipzig

 

Collected editions:

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: New Bach Edition. Revised Edition (NBArev)
  • Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: The Complete Werke
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works

 

Do you want your name for this new fund? We’ll be delighted to explain the various ways in which you can support us in more detail during a personal meeting. Please contact:

 

Prof Dr Peter Wollny, Director / wollny@bach-leipzig.de, Fon: +49 341 9137-102

Hans-Joachim-Schulze Fund (Library Fund)

 We show your commitment on a bookplate. Photo: Lurette SeydeThe Hans-Joachim-Schulze Fund (Library Fund) serves the development and further expansion of the collections. Income from this fund is used to purchase valuable materials and if necessary have them restored. The fund was established in honour of Prof. Hans-Joachim Schulze, distinguished Bach scholar and director of the Bach Archive (1992-2000), who deserved much credit for building up the research Museum Fund we would like to build up two existing restricted endowment funds totalling 1 million Euros, the capital of which presently amounts to about 15% of the desired goal.

 

Do you want to help to keep and extend our collection? We’ll be delighted to explain the various ways in which you can support us in more detail during a personal meeting. Please contact:

 

Prof Dr Peter Wollny, Director / wollny@bach-leipzig.de, Fon: +49 341 9137 102

Museum Fund

View of the special exhibition "Bach Nuremberg Style"The Museum Fund was established for organizing regular special exhibitions at the Bach Museum, for produce accompanying catalogues, and for expanding the multilingual audio-visual media terminals in the museum. Togehter with the Hans-Joachim-Schulze Fund we would like to build up two existing restricted endowment funds totalling 1 million Euros, the capital of which presently amounts to about 15% of the desired goal.

 

This special exhibitions are in progress:

  • The role of women in Bach´s day . Exhibition making Leipzig´s Millennium, Spring/summer 2015
  • Bach´s other children. An exhibition on his lesser-known sons and daughters. Making the 300. anniversary of Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach (1715–1739), Autumn 2015 -  early 2016

 

 Do you want to help us? We’ll be delighted to explain the various ways in which you can support us in more detail during a personal meeting. Please contact:

      

Prof Dr Peter Wollny, Director / wollny@bach-leipzig.de, Fon: +49 341 9137-102

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