Our Friends’ Association

The Association for Geography and Ethnology Stuttgart (GEV), originally founded as the “Württembergian Association for Commercial Geography”, has in its long tradition of over 100 years dedicated itself to the spreading of knowledge pertaining to geography and ethnology, promoted research in these areas, and offers support to the Linden-Museum. In close cooperation with this association, lectures, expert conferences, film evenings and other events are offered. Renowned scientists present the results of their research trips or investigations into current problems pertaining to a wide array of countries and people.
Friends Today for the Museum of Tomorrow

We commit ourselves actively to the following:
-    the realization of innovative and timely museum projects
-    attractive museopedagogical concepts
-    ethnological and geographical research
-    the preservation and presentation of World Heritage in Stuttgart
-    the advancement of understanding for other cultures

Managing Board

Chairwoman: Dr. Brigitte Thamm, Stuttgart
Vice Chairwoman:  Prof. Dr. Inés de Castro, Director, Linden-Museum Stuttgart
Treasurer: Dr. Mechthild Horn, Stuttgart
Secretary: Dr. Georg Noack, Senior Curator (South and Southeast Asia), Linden-Museum Stuttgart

Extended Board
Dr. Per Anger, Althütte
Dr. Joachim Eberle, Institute of Geography, University of Tübingen
Hartmut Gaigl, Leonberg
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Roland Hahn, Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Volker Hochschild, Institute of Geography, University of Tübingen
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Pachner, Stuttgart

Ingrid Renz, Linden-Museum Stuttgart
Susanne Zöller-Unger, Stuttgart

Advisory Board
Dr. Klaus J. Brandt, Montpellier
Ernst Brösel, Stuttgart
Dr. Annette Krämer, Senior Curator (Islamic Orient), Linden-Museum Stuttgart

Dr. Susanne Schorndorfer, Stuttgart
Martin Schwabe, Stuttgart

Become a Member

You will receive free entry to all lectures hosted by the GEV, the Linden-Museum’s exhibitions as well as special guided tours. The association is non-profit and tax-exempt.
Yearly Fees:
- Single Member: EUR 30,-
- Pensioners, University Students and Students: EUR 20,-
- Families: EUR 50,-
- Partner Cards: EUR 20,-
- Companies and Public Bodies: EUR 100,-

Contact Information

Gesellschaft für Erd- und Völkerkunde e.V.
c/o Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Hegelplatz 1, 70174 Stuttgart

Tel.: 0711.2022-563
Fax: 0711.2022-590

Please be aware that while the office is not always staffed, the answering machine is checked regularly.
Bank Details
Baden-Württembergische Bank

IBAN: DE46 6005 0101 0002 0463 16