The DFK Paris Foundation

The DFK Paris Foundation

The DFK Paris Foundation owes its existence to the founding director of the German Center for Art History, who convinced many sponsors to support its research activities generously. Established in 2007, it is a non-profit unincorporated foundation under private law and is part of the administration of the Max Weber Foundation, a public-law foundation under the authority of the German federal government.

The foundation’s objective is to foster scientific and research activities at the German Center for Art History and in cooperation with external researchers.

In particular, this objective is realized through:

  • support for academic events and research projects;
  • funding research trips to the DFK Paris or, as part of joint projects, to partner institutions;
  • grants open to researchers from any country.

The foundation’s Board of Directors is made up of Peter Geimer, the current director; Thomas Gaehtgens, the Founding director; Julia Drost, representing DFK Paris; Norberto Gramacini, representing all donors; and professors Alexandre Gady and Philippe Sénéchal, representing art historians in France. 

The Board of Directors decides how the resources of the foundation should be used. The director of the DFK Paris welcomes proposals from the members of the Board of Directors at any time.

For further informations, e.g. Foundation Law, please check


Peter Geimer

Prof. Dr. Peter Geimer

Phone +33 (0)1 42 60 67 82