On 6 May 2019, Wilfried Schlüter, chair of the management board at Harzsparkasse savings bank, got together with the president of the Lyonel Feininger Gallery friends association, Kristina Fischer-Gerloff, to sign the funding agreement for the next three years. This means that the savings bank will once again be the gallery’s main sponsor.
As a result, the fruitful collaboration between the association and its sponsor will be able to continue without interruption, creating a reliable basis on which to carry out all kinds of projects as part of the day-to-day operations of the Lyonel Feininger Gallery.
As well as the special exhibitions and the permanent exhibition on Feininger’s work (Dr Hermann Klumpp collection), the gallery's “project room” exhibits the results of the museum’s educational work with children, teenagers and adults.
It is this field of activity in particular that adds to the museum’s nationwide impact by strengthening its links to the town and the region. In 2017, for example, it had 15,000 visitors, many of whom had never been to the gallery before.