The Schumann Association works closely with other museums, research institutions, educational institutions, as well as concert promoters.
In view of the anniversary years 2006 (150thdeath-day) and 2010 (200thbirthday), the Schumann Network was founded in the Fall of 2005. Headed by Bonn, several institutions connected with Robert Schumann, from the Schumann-cities of Zwickau, Leipzig, Düsseldorf, and Bonn teamed up – after the initiative was taken by the Federal Republic’s commissioner for culture and media – with the goal of giving their reverence to this great German composer (1810, Zwickau – 1856, Bonn) and to help increase and maximize public awareness by bringing together their activities. In this spirit, several other Schumann-cities have since been included, helping fulfill the goal to provide the most “comprehensive coverage” possible of Robert Schumann.
Through the “Leipziger Notenspur” the most important living and working sites of famous Leipzig composers are documented and connected to one another through a visually highlighted guide system through the city center. The Music Trail is 5.1 km long and can be completed on foot.
Music Museums in Germany
The consortium for Music Museums in Germany (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Musikermuseen Deutschlands) came into existence in November 2005 and boasts over 40 museum members from the entire German Federal Republic. The consortium sees itself as a platform which provides music museums with opportunities for content-related exchange as well as for cooperation in the areas of marketing and publicity. The museums aim to achieve meaningful, intensive media relations, in order to bring Germany back into the conversation as a nationally and internationally significant site for museums and for music.