Baden-Württemberg: Prize for Kunsthalle Tübingen and association in the Black Forest

Tübingen (dpa/lsw) - The Kunsthalle Tübingen has received this year's Lotto Museum Prize Baden-Württemberg.

Baden-Württemberg: Prize for Kunsthalle Tübingen and association in the Black Forest

Tübingen (dpa/lsw) - The Kunsthalle Tübingen has received this year's Lotto Museum Prize Baden-Württemberg. The house stands out with its temporary exhibitions and wants to make art accessible to everyone, said jury member Susanne Schmaltz on Saturday in recognition of the new recipient of the prize, which is endowed with 30,000 euros.

The SWR journalist said that new mediation formats were constantly being developed with visitors and actors from the city and culture. "The Kunsthalle is a lively institution in the cultural life of Tübingen." For the director of the Kunsthalle Tübingen, Nicole Fritz, the prize is "tailwind for art and artists in difficult times."

The eXtra prize of 15,000 euros went to "Le Petit Salon", which is run by an association on a voluntary basis and commemorates the painter brothers Franz Xaver and Hermann Winterhalter in Menzenschwand in the Black Forest. The museum is one of those pearls that make our museum landscape so lively and so diverse, said Dina Sonntag from the State Office for Museums in Baden-Württemberg. Around 70 museums had applied in total.

The Lotto Museum Prize has been awarded since 2015 and puts the focus on the commitment of non-governmental museums in Baden-Württemberg. The Ravensburger Museum Humpis-Quartier, the Police Museum in Stuttgart, the Schauwerk Sindelfingen, the Pfahlbau-Museum Unteruhldingen and the Museum im Ritterhaus Offenburg are among the main prize-winners to date.

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