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    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