In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, the Foundation implements cultural and educational projects. The goal of this collaboration is to help make the Foundation’s collections more visible internationally.

Several people in a staged reading

Staged reading of Lessing’s The Jews as first part of the Goethe-Institut’s program to complement the exhibition “The Art of the Enlightenment” in China. © Nationalmuseum China / Zhao Jiaojian

The goal of the cooperation with the Goethe-Institut is to encourage the dissemination of German language and culture. The projects planned include exhibitions with international connections, colloquiums in Germany and abroad, joint publications, staff exchanges, and continuing training.

One example of the collaboration between these two institutions was the exhibition The Art of the Enlightenment in Beijing in 2011–12. The show was accompanied by an extensive program of events organized by the Goethe-Institut. As part of the project year Germany + Brazil, 2013–2014, coorganized by the Goethe-Institut, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin) and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden presented the exhibition World Curiosity in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

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