Honorary Members of VG Bild-Kunst

In this section we are introducing you to all our honorary members. They have always stood up for a strong copyright with particular dedication and commitment and ensured that VG Bild-Kunst is recognised worldwide as a collecting society. Read on to find out who we are privileged to have as our honorary members.

Overview of Honorary Members

 Year of nominationName Personal details
2000Anatol BuchholtzSculptor, involved in art politics since the 1970s. Member of the Administrative Council of VG Bild-Kunst from 1972 to 1998. Died in 2011
2000Dr. Roland KlemigPublicist and director of the Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Heritage Image Archive), played a significant role in building up Professional Groups II & III. Member of the Administrative Council of VG Bild-Kunst from 1974 to 1998. Died in 2000
2000Prof. Siegfried NeuenhausenSculptor and art professor, involved in art politics since the 1980s. Member of the Executive Board of VG Bild-Kunst from 1977 to 2001
2007Hans-Wilhelm SotropPainter and graphic artist, worked for many years on cultural policy issues at BBK, in the Sozialwerk social foundation, on the Administrative Council and Executive Board of VG Bild-Kunst between 1991 and 2007
2007Stefan MeuschelDramatic adviser, director, lawyer, involved in cultural policy issues since the 1980s. On the Administrative Council of VG Bild-Kunst from 1983 to 2007. Died in 2009
2010Eberhard HauffDirector, screenplay writer, producer and longstanding festival director of Munich Film Festival. On the Executive Board of VG Bild-Kunst from 1995 to 2007
2010Rune MieldsVisual artist, involved in cultural policy issues since the 1970s. On the Administrative Council of VG Bild-Kunst from 1977 to 1980 and from 1997 to 2007
2010Prof. Dr. Wilhelm NordemannLawyer specialising in copyright. On the Administrative Council of VG Bild-Kunst from 1973 to 1983. Longstanding legal adviser of VG Bild-Kunst
2012Prof. Dr. Gerhard PfennigLawyer specialising in copyright. Initially managing director of BBK, from 1 Jan. 1979 to 31 Dec. 2011 Chief Executive Officer of VG Bild-Kunst. Largely responsible for the development & expansion of VG Bild-Kunst. Honorary professor in Mainz
2014Lutz HackenbergDesigner, representative of AGD (Alliance of German Designers); member of the Administrative Council of VG Bild-Kunst from 1989 to 2013, chairman of professional group from 2001 to 2013, longstanding participation in the 'Stiftung Sozialwerk' social foundation of VG Bild-Kunst
2014Reinhard MeyerJoined VG Bild-Kunst in 1983, built up the administrative structure of the society together with Gerhard Pfennig, administrative director from the beginning of the 1990s until early in 2013