Mission & Goals
The foundation seeks to:
- Promote projects in the field of culture and arts.
- Promote health prevention projects and programmes.
- Run Museum Montanelli (MuMo).
Museum Montanelli owes its existence to a woman of great insight and civic engagement, a doctor and entrepreneur who saw the sign of the times. Art needs freedom more than anything else. It is therefore of vital importance that august government institutions founded to promote art are complemented by independent artistic initiatives of the “civic society”. Today’s Europe, a continent of flawless rules and regulations, programmes, provisions and detailed directives, urgently needs a counterbalance—a spontaneous Europe, unplanned and surprising. Moreover, it is a good sign for the future that the museum’s founder is at home in two different cultures. The Czech and German cultures, closely intertwined over many centuries, became alienated during the rise of nationalist feelings in the 19th and 20th centuries. However, the door of friendship opened once again in 1989 and new cultural ties can now be established. And what can be more encouraging than meetings of creative artists? Art has never known limits and boundaries. Today, the distance between Prague, Vienna, Berlin and Paris can be easily traversed by a mere thought. It only has to be the right thought. Clearly, Dadja Altenburg-Kohl has found it. She has been presenting contemporary art in a historical context and offering a unique venue for people interested in a transdisciplinary dialogue. Here, arts, literature and theatre, but also holistic medical and ecological views of humanity are coming into the limelight. Thanks to the DrAK Foundation, founded by Dadja Altenburg-Kohl.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Stölzl
Former Senator for Culture of the City-State of Berlin