Mit Efeu bewachsene Frontseite der Liebermann-Villa mit vielen bunten Pflanzen und hohen Bäumen

About Us

The Liebermann Villa on Lake Wannsee, supported by the Max Liebermann Society, is the former summer house of the painter Max Liebermann (1847-1935). After an eventful history in the years after 1940, the house and garden were completely renovated under the leadership of the Society and opened to the public in 2006. The villa is now an art museum dedicated to Max Liebermann and his time. The listed garden exists as it did in Liebermann’s time and is considered a leading example of the European reform garden movement.

Museum Team

The team of the Liebermann Villa consists of around fifteen employees.


Supporting association

Die historische Schwarzweiß-Fotografie zeigt die mit Efeu bewachsene Frontseite der Liebermann-Villa.

The Max Liebermann Society

The Liebermann Villa is supported by the Max Liebermann Society (“Max-Liebermann-Gesellschaft Berlin e.V.”). The purpose of this charitable association is to maintain the memory of Max Liebermann and his work, and to conduct research into his work. Today the Max Liebermann Society has over 2,200 members and is one of the largest cultural associations in Germany.

Mehrere Personen helen beim Einpflanzen junger Birken im Garten der Liebermann-Villa. Im Hintergrund ist die Rückfassade der Liebermann-Villa zu sehen.

History of the Society

The Max Liebermann Society was founded in 1995 with only fifteen members. Thanks to the extraordinary commitment of its members, it has succeeded in taking over the Liebermann Villa, completely reconstructing the property and establishing it as a museum.

Eine große Gruppe Personen sitzt mit dem Rücken zur Kamera im Garten der Liebermann-Villa und schaut in Richtung der seeseitigen Fassade.

Become a member

The Liebermann Villa receives no public base funding. The annual contributions of our members make a significant contribution to the running costs of the house, museum and garden. Join us today and help us continue this work, while enjoying exclusive member benefits.


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Der Blick geht auf die seeseitige Fassade der Liebermann-Villa mit gelb und violett blühenden Beeten davor.

Statutes, rules of procedure and contribution regulations

You can learn more about the association, its purpose and organisation in the following documents of the Max Liebermann Society (in German): The statutes, the rules of procedure and the contribution regulations.

Read more (in German)

Become a member

Support the Liebermann Villa and become a member of the Max Liebermann Society. Register here

Introducing the The Max Liebermann Society

Board of the Society

Together with the Director of the Liebermann Villa, the volunteer board determines the direction and mission statement of the museum. Through its activities, the board aims to create optimal conditions for the Director and the team to run the museum.


Dr. Johannes Nathan (Chairman)
Dr. Uwe Hartmann
Dr. Miriam Kellerhals
Dr. Christian Kunz
Sabine Schneider

Academic Advisory Board

The members of the academic advisory board support the team and the board with their expert knowledge of Max Liebermann and his times.


Dr. Sigrid Achenbach
Dr. Dominik Bartmann
Dr. Markus Bertsch
Inka Bertz
Dr. Barbara Gaehtgens
Dr. Ralph Gleis
Dr. Dorothee Hansen
Dr. Jenns E. Howoldt
Margreet E. Nouwen
Dr. Chana Schütz

Garden Advisory Board

The Garden Advisory Board advises the team and the board on all matters related to the preservation of the Liebermann garden, a protected historic landmark.


Dr. Klaus-Henning von Krosigk
Sven Kerschek
Wolfgang Immenhausen

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