The private Kunsthalle Bern Foundation was established in 1988 by collectors of contemporary art. The foundation’s purpose is to purchase exceptional artworks of artists exhibited by Kunsthalle Bern (not including works of the Weihnachtsausstellung). Primarily, the works are given on loan for exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Bern.
The foundation’s goal is to build up a distinguished collection of contemporary art. To do so, the foundation works hand in hand with Kunsthalle and Kunstmuseum Bern. The Kunsthalle Bern foundation is a foundation according to article 80ff. of the ZGB.