In December of 1999 the cultural foundation “Kulturstiftung Landkreis Osterholz” was established by the Osterholz administrative district and the Osterholz Kreisparkasse savings bank. Its goal is to promote art and culture, including the cultivation of local culture, in the district of Osterholz and to encourage the participation of like-minded individuals and enterprises. Endowments and donations are possible and indeed quite welcome.
The Foundation operates the historical architectural ensembles and museums in its holdings in Osterholz-Scharmbeck and in Worpswede. These include the Große Kunstschau Worpswede and the museum complex of Osterholz-Scharmbeck.
With the restoration of Kaffee Worpswede and the Große Kunstschau, as well as the enlargement and renovation of the former Roselius Museum in the course of its master plan, the Cultural Foundation has made a valuable contribution in enhancing the quality of Worpswede’s museum landscape.