The Tinne Foundation for Art, Culture and Education, South Tyrol was founded on 27th March 2018 by the Municipality of Klausen/Chiusa and the Dr. Hans und Hildegard Koester-Stiftung Dortmund.
On 6th December 2019, the Autonomous Province of Bolzano-South Tyrol (Autonome Provinz Bozen-Südtirol / Provincia autonoma di Bolzano-Alto Adige) became a Foundation member.

The Foundation’s objective and purpose is the promotion of creativity in the broadest sense of the term through encounters with people working in the arts and culture, as well as through engagement with various artistic and cultural disciplines. This fosters self-confidence and tolerance, hones visitors’ powers of judgement and critical faculties, and encourages respect and solidarity towards people and ideas.

This is achieved in particular by establishing and running TINNE young museum Klausen, an art, culture and educational ensemble for children, young people, adults and families in Klausen. In this context, there is a particular focus on participation and inclusion. Inspired by the artists’ colony that was based in Klausen from 1874 to 1914, the aim is to once again make the town a magnet for the creation of contemporary art.

The Foundation pursues charitable purposes. It does not pursue profit-making objectives or distribute profits.

Tinne Foundation for Art, Culture and Education, South Tyrol

Registered office
Frag 1,
39043 Klausen (BZ)

Foundation Board
Wilhelm Obwexer, President
Maria Gasser Fink, Vice-President
Marisa Giurdanella
Michael Kohler
Marco Lamber
until 2019:
Sonya Hofer
Lara Toffoli
Manfred Waldboth

Günther Schacher

Municipality of Klausen
Dr. Hans und Hildegard Koester Foundation
Autonomous Province of Bolzano-South Tyrol