Dr Deborah Swallow, Director and His Excellency Mr. Thomas Matussek, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany

The Courtauld relies on the vision and enthusiasm of individuals to enable many of its activities to take place, and the recent Gabriele Münter exhibition was no exception. The Courtauld approached His Excellency Mr Thomas Matussek (Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany) for his support and were honoured when he agreed to become the Patron of the exhibition and to support the fundraising. Under the Ambassador’s patronage, a group of committed individuals with a personal interest in Gabriele Münter’s work, gathered together and made contributions totalling £50,000 which made the exhibition possible. Following the private view, donors gathered with the Ambassador as guest of honour to celebrate. The exhibition has been very well received by the press and public alike and the Courtauld is enormously grateful that these important donations made it possible.

Emma Davidson
Director of Development