Foundation

The “Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau” Foundation was established in 1993 by the Free State of Saxony as a dependent foundation under public law within the scope of the Saxon State Ministry of Finance. Its property includes the Muskau Park as well as the gardens and buildings west of the Lusatian Neisse. The Foundation’s mission is to historically restore and preserve the Muskau Park complex, which is of national cultural and historical importance. At the same time, it aims to maintain and administer the Garden Art Monument in partnership with the Republic of Poland – particularly in accordance with the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. The Convention establishes the protection of cultural and natural heritage sites of exceptional international significance.

Foundation Board

The Foundation Board is responsible for making the necessary decisions concerning the operation of the “Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau” Foundation. The seven-member board meets twice a year. The Chairman of the Foundation Board is Dirk Diedrichs, State Secretary in the Saxony Ministry of Finance.

Other members of the council include a representative from

  • the Saxon State Chancellery
  • the Saxon State Ministry of Science and the Arts
  • the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
  • the Federal Foreign Office
  • the National Heritage Board of Poland (Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa) as well as
  • the Mayor of Bad Muskau

Advisory Board

The Foundation is advised by an International Advisory Board, known as the International Conservation Board (ICB). The ICB is also responsible for the parks created by Pückler in Bad Muskau / Łęknica and in Cottbus-Branitz. The board supports and advises the Foundation Board in technical matters in order to ensure that the same standards are observed on both sides of the Neisse with respect to the preservation, conservation and restoration of Pückler’s garden heritage.

International Conservation Board (ICB) Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski and Branitz Park

+ Members

Brian Dix Chairman of the Advisory Board, Expert for Garden Archaeology and the Conservation of Historic Gardens, Great Britain Dr Peter Goodchild Art Historian, Director of GARLAND – Landscapes and Gardens Heritage Trust, Great Britain

Dr Eng. habil. Agata Zachariasz Cracow University of Technology – Director of the Institute of Landscape Architecture, Poland

Barbara Nowak-Obelinda Voivodeship Conservator of Lower Silesia, Republic of Poland

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Jan Hendrych Research Institute for Landscapes and Ornamental Gardening, Czech Republic

Prof Dr Marcus Köhler Dresden University of Technology – Faculty of Architecture, Institute of Landscape Architecture, Germany

Prof Dr Norbert Kühn Berlin Institute of Technology – Institute of Landscape Architecture, Germany

Partnerships

Ongoing cooperation with partners at both the national and international levels is essential for the “Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau” foundation. The network includes:

Sponsoring Association

The Förderverein Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau e. V. was founded on 1 May 2004 with the aim of helping to preserve Pückler’s cultural and historical heritage and supporting the work of the “Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau” foundation. Thanks to regular fundraising campaigns, various projects have already been completed. These include the repositioning of the two lions on the ramp of the castle, the restoration of the entrance to the Old Castle and the restoration of the dome containing the iron vitriol spring in the swimming area.

The association will continue to support the projects in the swimming area, including the restoration of a circular historical bench designed by Schinkel. In addition to supporting specific construction projects, the association supports cultural events and organises the Muskauer Schlossgespräche (“Muskau Palace Talks”) in the New Castle together with the Foundation. Anyone who would like to contribute to the content and organisational activities can join the association as an active member or as a supporting member. Donations are always welcome. Due to its non-profit status, the association is entitled to issue donation receipts for membership fees and donations according to § 50 Abs. 1 EStDV (“German Income Tax Regulation”).

Förderverein Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau e. V. Chairman of the association: Michael Kretschmer, Minister President of the Free State of Saxony, Office of the Sponsors’ Association: Orangerie, 02953 Bad Muskau

Contact and further information: +49 (0)35771-63230 | pueckler-muskau.ev@gmx.de | www.pueckler-in-muskau.de

Opportunities

Job postings

The “Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau” Foundation is seeking to fill a Scientific Volunteer position (m/f/o) at the German-Polish World Heritage Site Muskau Park/Park Mużakowski as soon as possible. Further information – here! The “Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau” Foundation is looking for an Exhibition/Collection Officer (m/f/o) as of 1 October 2020. Further information – here. A position in the “Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau” Foundation for vocational training as a gardener (m/f/o) in the field of gardening and landscaping is to be filled as of 1 September 2020. More information – here.

Award of service contracts / other tenders

There are currently no awards to be published.