Municipal Museum Leipzig, constructed 1854-1858

MuseumHistory

Maximilian Speck von Sternburg was one of the 19th century’s major art enthusiasts; together with her husband, Marion Bühler-Brockhaus compiled a significant collection of 19th century French paintings; Harald Falckenberg from Hamburg is among the most prominent contemporary collectors. With their dedication, they – and many others – join ranks in an over 150-year-old tradition: around 1858, Leipzig-based merchants, publishers, retailers and bankers founded the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts. Since then, numerous collectors have followed in their footsteps and have generously contributed endowments and gifts to the museum. Their private passion and their personal touch are ever-present on a stroll through the collection.