The Laurenz Foundation

The Laurenz Foundation organises, manages and finances the Schaulager in Basel. The Schaulager was founded in 2003 with the aim of combining storage and presentation of contemporary art, as a research institute, storage and location for exhibitions and as a platform for dialogue and exchange. Schaulager also initiates exhibitions and projects to make contemporary art accessible to the general public. Since 2003, the works of the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation have been housed in Schaulager. The Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation owns paintings, sculptures, installations, video works and films by more than 150 artists. Many of the works that were included in the collection early on – such as those by Robert Delaunay, Paul Klee, Max Ernst or Hans Arp – now belong to the classics of Modernism. Groups of exceptional works by Joseph Beuys and Bruce Nauman, acquired in the 1960s and 1970s, have since acquired their place in art history. Further information: