To support the Museum Berggruen, the members of the International Council and invited guests meet annually in June in Berlin.
ANNUAL GATHERING 2017
The next International Council meeting will be on Saturday 24 June 2017 in Berlin.
ANNUAL GATHERING 2016: CONFRONTATION. GEORGE CONDO
On November 17, 2016 the members of the International Council Museum Berggruen were invited to join the preview and opening of the exhibition CONFRONTATION. GEORGE CONDO at Museum Berggruen.
"It's about putting things together and seeing how they react to one another. Whereas a dialogue is a more placid, almost prosaic platform for discussion. One has dialogues every day. I could have a dialogue every day with the lady down the street who's selling cupcakes. But if I say to the cupcake lady, 'Something is wrong with the frosting. Why is it blue?' - suddenly we're having more a confrontation: And then it's memorable!" George Condo, 2016
Foto: David von Becker
Annual Gathering 2014
On June 21 members and friends of the International Council Museum Berggruen met for the sixt time at our annual gathering. Under the title ‘Imagining the Future of the Museums’ Udo Kittelmann gave his statement and Hans Ulrich Obrist discussed with Jeff Koons, Taryn Simon, Katharina Fritsch and the audience their visions of future museum concepts. At the evening 255 international guests joined reception and dinner at Museum Berggruen and Orangerie Charlottenburg Palace. The following day all were invited to visit the Paul Klee-exhibition ‘Les Klee du Paradis’ with artworks from the Berggruen collection and the Scharf-Gerstenberg collection.
Annual Gathering 2013
More than 500 international guests joined the fifth annual gathering on 7 June 2013 in Berlin to celebrate the re-opening of the extended Museum Berggruen with a reception at Museum Berggruen and a dinner at Orangerie Charlattenburg Place as well as a visit of the Boros art collection at the Bunker at the following day. Among the guests were the Picasso-family members: Maja F. Hoffmann, Sydney Picasso, Diana Widmaier-Picasso and Bernard & Alime Ruiz-Picasso as well as the former german Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, the Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit, the US-Ambassador Philip D. & Murphy and his wife Tammy, Vuk Jeremic, Barbara Scheel, Larry Gagosian, Simon & Michaela de Pury, Ulla & Heiner Pietzsch, Erich Marx, Herrmann Parzinger, Klaus-Dieter & Lisa Lehmann, Michael Naumann, Marie Warburg, Michael Eissenhauer, Udo Kittelmann, Samuel Keller, Manuel Herder, Christina Weiss, Peter Raue, Monika Grütters, Petra Merkel, Thomas Oppermann, Peter Eigen & Gesine Schwan, Thomas Heilmann, Paul Boghosian, Thomas Struth, Daniel Malingue, Sabine Rewald, Charlotte Sarkozy, Franz H. Burda, Gabriele Henkel, Arend & Brigitte Oetker, Frederick Iseman, Julian H. Robertson, Joyce & Simon Reuben, Dambisa Moyo, Keyu Jin, David Tang, Tania & Fares Fares, Henry Jarecki, Peter Soros, Ante Todoric, Poju & ANIta Zabludowicz.
Annual Gathering 2012
Due to the Museum's renovation there was no annual gathering of the International Council in 2012.
Annual Gathering 2011
The fourth annual gathering of members and guests of the International Council Museum Berggruen took place on 11 June 2011 in Berlin. Among the 250 guests who joined the reception at Museum Berggruen and the dinner at the Remise were beside the family members Bettina, John, Nicolas und Olivier Berggruen: Dieter Berninghaus, Carl-Eduard v. Bismarck, Max v. Bismarck, Christian Boros, Eva & Marcel Brenninkmeijer, Beatrice Caracciolo de Rothschild, Gustavo & Patricia Cisneros, Jim & Kristy Clark, Mathias Döpfner, Hartmut Dorgerloh, Larry Gagosian, Klaus-Hubert & Gerda Görg, Graf Manfredi Della Gheradesca, Dimitri & Christina Goulandris, Christian Gries, Samuel Keller, Kaspar König, Klaus-Dieter & Lisa Lehmann, Petra Merkel, Ambassador Philip D. & Tammy Murphy, Margret Mönig-Raane, Michael Naumann, Hermann & Rosa Parzinger, John Paulson, Heiner & Ulla Pietzsch, Simon & Michaela de Pury, Rafael & Marlies Roth, Almine Ruiz-Picasso, Thomas Schütte, Premier Shaukat Aziz, Peter Soros, Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, Gary Tinterow, Ambassador Michele & Elena Valensise, Marie Warburg and Christina Weiss.
Annual Gathering 2010
The third annual meeting of the International Council welcomed 230 guests to the Museum Berggruen on June 12, 2010. The guests included: Princess & Prince d'Arenberg, Andé Balasz, Christopher Bass, Nicolas, Olivier & John Berggruen, Klaus Biesenbach, Christian Boros, President Fernando H. Cardoso, David Chipperfield, Andrea Dibelius, Michael Eissenhauer, Larry Gagosian, Isa & Tita Countess von Hardenberg, Bettina von Hase, Princess Mafalda von Hessen, Heinrich Prince zu Hohenlohe, Frederick Iseman, Katherine Keating, Udo Kittelmann, Lars Krückeberg, Johannes & Wilfried Kühn, Princess & Prince von und zu Liechtenstein, Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, Glenn Lowry, Ambassador Earle Mack, Erich Marx, Ambassador Bernard de Montferrand, Michael Naumann, Kerr & Judith Neilson, Alexandra Oetker, Hermann Parzinger, Gerald Parsky, Ulla Pietzsch, Jean Pigozzi, Simon de Pury, Juliette Scharf, Peter-Klaus Schuster, Count John and Countess Aglae Seilern, Peter Raue, Simon Reuben, Rafael Roth, Nathaniel Rothscild, Gary Tinterow, Ambassador Michele Valensise, Luchino & Zava Visconti di Modrone, Christina Weiss, Beth de Woody, Ambassador Yoram Ben Zeev.
Annual Gathering 2009
On June 15, 2009 the members of the International Council and their guests gathered at a reception at the Museum Berggruen followed by dinner at Adnan. The next morning the Friends of the Nationalgalerie invited the International Council participants to a preview of the exhibition "Bilder Träume" with works from the collection of Ulla and Heiner Peitzsch, at the Neue Nationalgalerie. Among the guests were Rebecca & Arie Belldegruen, Christan Boros, Luca Gajdus & Max von Gumppemberg, Thomas Gottschalk, Udo Kittelmann, Michael Eissenhauer, Judy & Luca Missoni, Michael Naumann, Hermann Parzinger, Ulla & Heiner Pietzsch, Rafael & Yoram Roth, André Schmitz, Gloria Princess von Thurn und Taxis, Marie Warburg, Christina Weiss.
Annual Gathering 2008
The first annual meeting of the Friends Committee took place on May 30, 2008 on the occasion of the announcement of the winner of the architectural competition for the Museum Berggruen extension. Architects Kühn & Malvezzi will redesign the neighboring building on Spandauer Damm, connecting it to the current museum with a glass pavilion. Some 130 guests from around the world attended the reception at the museum and dinner at Paris Bar, including representatives from the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and the Berlin state museums Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, Hermann Parzinger, Michael Eissenhauer, Peter-Klaus Schuster, Udo Kittelmann, as well as Michael W. Blumenthal, Friedrich Christian Flick, Isa Countess von Hardenberg, Frederick Iseman, Wilfried & Johannes Kühn, Florian Mausbach, Erich Marx, Ulla & Heiner Pietzsch, Simon de Pury, Rafael Roth, Lord Jacob Rothschild, Julietta Scharf, Bundespräsident a.D. Richard von Weizsäcker and Bettina, Helen, John, Nicolas & Olivier Berggruen.