You’d like to support the Museum Kunst der Westküste (MKdW), but still don’t really know exactly how? In addition to supporting the museum’s work in general, you can also dedicate your assistance to a selection of specific projects each year.

What about contributing to one of what are currently our three most important projects?





CLASSIC! Provenance Stories


The CLASSIC! category of contributions focuses on the MKdW’s desire for support in the field of paintings created from the Romantic to the Classical Modernist period along the West Coast – from the Netherlands and Germany to Denmark Norway. CLASSIC! invites you to become a part of realising projects for our collection through your support.

In 2019, for example, it was possible to finance the jubilee catalogue for the exhibition 10 Years MKdW – Masterpieces exclusively through our Friends, Sponsors & Patrons. That same year, they also enabled us to purchase and add to our collection a loaned work shown at the exhibition: Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer’s enchanting oil study Elegant Ladies at Scheveningen Beach, which he sketched in 1871.
The year 2022 features a very special CLASSIC! highlight. Now the focus is on Skagen, painting on location and the painter Anna Ancher!




DYNAMIC! West Coast Art - Collection Online


The DYNAMIC! category of contributions focuses on the MKdW’s desire to introduce “movement” – and thus the novel or experimental – for the future. Thus, DYNAMIC! is currently inviting you to be a part of realising our research and digitisation project West Coast Art - Collection Online, which will make it possible to digitally explore our objects in online images and texts.




YOUNG! Catalogue of the exhibition Made on Föhr. Island Youth


The YOUNG! category of contributions focuses on the wish to provide assistance to our artist-in-residence programme. Each year, we make it possible to fund the costs of the invited artists’ travel, their materials and their stay. When this extends beyond a residency on Föhr and we carry out an exhibition with the artist in residence and produce a catalogue, this requires additional financial assistance.

We are currently asking for your help funding the exhibition catalogue for the show Made on Föhr. Island Youth – Andreas Jorns. The photographer Andreas Jorns (b.1968) lives in Haan and has already been a guest on the island of Föhr multiple times. He enthusiastically embraced the theme of Föhr’s young people. This is unique in the history of the museum and the island. He has created thousands of images – before the pandemic began and then, once more, during the crisis. We are presenting a small preview show featuring a selection of works by Andreas Jorns as well as behind-the-scenes snapshots by staff member Christina Scheel, who is responsible for media management and social media, at the STATTbar in Wyk auf Föhr. Its owner Peter-Boy Weber has already been cooperating with the museum for years as an MKdW sponsor. The museum exhibition – Andreas Jorns’s first, by the way – can be seen from 12 December 2021 to 27 November 2022. 




You can also support us here directly underneath the projects or by bank transfer.

Our account information:

Museum Kunst der Westküste, Det Paulsen Legaat

IBAN: DE20 2175 0000 0106 1688 83



Reference: name of the project


Please also tell us if you would like to be mentioned by name in the context of the projects.

Naturally, we will send you an official receipt for your donation by post if you request one and provide us with your name and address.



Would you like to learn more about possibilities for making donations, exchange ideas in a personal conversation or make a donation for a specific purpose? Please contact us!



Information, questions, suggestions
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Wolff-Thomsen
Executive Director
Museum Kunst der Westküste
+49 4681 74740-10


Friends, Sponsors and Patrons
Carola Ellmers, Dipl.-Betriebsw. (FH)
Museum Kunst der Westküste
+49 4681 74740-14