Inspiring interplay with business routine
The promotion of diverse cultural and social causes is an integral component of the Würth Group of companies. The strong presence of the arts and the resulting comprehensive activities are the embodiment of lived corporate culture. Initiated by Professor Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth, a museum and an event hall for lectures, conferences, concerts, readings, cabaret and others were integrated into the administrative building of the Würth Group in Künzelsau (Germany). Ever since the opening in 1991, these facilities have become special magnets both for the company’s employees and for the interested public at large.
In May 2001, the art gallery Kunsthalle Würth was opened inSchwäbisch Hall,Germany, thus adding to the company’s museum activities. Furthermore, Hirschwirtscheuer presents exhibitions in a more informal setting. Johanniterkirche in Schwäbisch Hall was reopened as museum for late medieval and modern art in November 2008. These institutions are supported by Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, the Würth Group’s parent company.
Internationality: The associated galleries
Since 1999, art galleries have been opened successively at the international companies in Austria, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Switzerland. The galleries are connected directly to the individual countries’ main offices. This way, the exhibitions permit an inspiring coexistence and interplay of the arts and everyday business.
The Würth Collection
The exhibition activities of all galleries pick up essential aspects of Würth including modernity, internationality and quality in their art presentations. The Würth Collection, which encompasses over 18.000 works now, constitutes the basis. The multifaceted collection reflects artistic developments from the late 19th century up to contemporary art. Collection groups from earlier periods of art history have been added more recently. Together with other new acquisitions, these so-called Old Masters are put on display at Johanniterkirche Schwäbisch Hall, which was reopened in November 2008.
An active way of experiencing art
A variety of educational and informative offers surrounding the museum addressing all age groups are available not only to external visitors, but also to all employees. Both the visitors’ interest in learning and the dimension of a museum as a place to be experienced, especially by children and adolescents, are being taken into account here. In connection with various other cultural and social offers, they add to and enrich everyday life at work in the spirit of “Lifelong learning.” They promote tolerance and association skills, triggering new trains of thought. Without this, neither a technological nor an economic nor a social future is conceivable.