Networked design: Branitz Park and Palace are integrated into regional, cross-border and international networks on the topics of cultural heritage conservation, museum, park and climate change. SFPM is engaged in the German-Polish Lusatian Park Association and involved in many ways in the structural change in Lusatia.
(Association of German Palace Administrations)
In 1990, the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Schlösserverwaltungen (Association of German Palace Administrations) was formed by public sponsors of historic palaces, castles and historic gardens, including the Bavarian Palace Administration and the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg. Membership since 2014
(Palaces and Gardens in Germany Association)
The Palaces and Gardens in Germany Association represents the most important art and historic-cultural palaces, monasteries, castles and gardens in Germany and unites almost 100 private, municipal and stately owners of historical cultural heritage sites. Board Member since 2018
(Conference of National Cultural Institutions)
The Conference of National Cultural Institutions is a community of equal interests of 23 cultural institutions in the East-German federal states, which are classified as nationally significant, including SFPM. The aim is to anchor the museums, collections, archives and garden realms strongly in the consciousness of politicians and the public. Membership since 2009
(European Park Association of Lusatia)
The European Park Association of Lusatia was founded in 2010 in order to jointly maintain regional historic gardens and architectural monuments in high quality and to constantly improve their tourist attractiveness. It now combines nine gardens between the Spree and Neisse Rivers, which impressively reflect the rich cultural landscape of Lusatia. Cooperation Agreement since 2012
The EGHN is a network of some 190 gardens from 14 European countries, which intend to strengthen the profile of their gardens and underline their central importance for politics, society, urban planning, tourism and regional economic development. The aim is the international exchange of experience and an internationally oriented presentation of the parks and gardens. Membership since 2019
(Prince-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau Foundation)
The Prince-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau Foundation, founded in 1993, has the task of preserving the ensemble of national and cultural-historical significance of Muskau Park, which Prince Pückler had designed from 1815 to 1845 and which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004. The International Conservation Board (ICB) is the joint scientific council of Muskau and Branitz. Cooperation Agreement since 2012
The Pückler Society is committed to the research and preservation of historical gardens. It is an interest group of garden lovers, art and garden historians and gardeners. The legacy of the great landscape designer Pückler in Muskau, Babelsberg and Branitz is dear to the Society’s heart, as are the European gardens beyond the eastern borders of Germany. Cooperation Agreement since 2017
The Europejskie Centrum Sztuki Ogrodowej im. Eduarda Petzolda (ECSO) – is the first institution in Poland dedicated to gardens, their cultural history, significance and current challenges of garden art. The aim of the ECSO is to preserve and disseminate knowledge about the garden art of historic Silesia and to support international cooperation for the benefit of historic gardens. Cooperation agreement since 2023
(Brandenburg Cultural Foundation Cottbus-Frankfurt/Oder)
The Brandenburg Cultural Foundation Cottbus-Frankfurt (Oder) aims to foster art and culture by running the Cottbus State Theatre as a multi-disciplinary theatre and the Brandenburg Art Collections Cottbus (from 2008 dkw. Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk). Since 2003, the annual opening concert of the Cottbus State Theatre has taken place in Branitzer Park. Cooperation Agreement since 2017
The largest university and most important educational institution in Lusatia, with 6,800 students from 125 countries and 180 professors, uses scientific expertise to develop practical solutions for shaping the major issues of the future and transformation processes worldwide. The B-TU is committed to the special responsibility for progressive and sustainable development in the Lusatia region, a landscape in transition. Cooperation since 2023
(University of Applied Sciences Potsdam)
The University of Applied Sciences Potsdam was founded in 1991 and currently has approximately 3.600 students c. 200 teaching staff. Since 2019, the Department of Information Sciences has been advising the SFPM on the development of processes and workflows for digitisation and sustainable digital use. Cooperation since 2019
(Brandenburg State Archive Potsdam)
The cooperation relates to research and the organisation of exhibitions and events on the history, art and culture of Brandenburg and Prussia. It pays particular attention to the history, art and culture of Lusatia, the Branitz estate and its owners, whose estate archive (owned by the heirs after Prince Pückler in Branitz) is kept at the BLHA and jointly indexed. Cooperation since 2016
For more than 20 years, SFPM is working closely with Lebenshilfe Werkstätten Hand in Hand gGmbH , especially in park conservation, but also in the development of offers for the museum shop and event catering. About 1,000 people with and without disabilities work in the Lebenshilfe workshops in Cottbus, Kolkwitz, Peitz, Burg and Guben.
With over 5,000 employees, Fröbel is Germany’s largest provider of pre-school education in its 210 nurseries, after-school care centres and kindergartens. The term goes back to Friedrich Fröbel, who was intensively acquainted with Prince Pückler and probably inspired him to create child-friendly play places in Branitz Park. In the cooperation between Fröbel and the Foundation, special attention has been paid to inclusion and children’s educational experiences in the garden since 2021. Cooperation since 2023
(City Marketing and Tourism Association Cottbus)
The City Marketing and Tourism Association Cottbus was founded in 2009 and has set itself the task of making Cottbus more liveable and lovable. It represents an integrated city marketing approach and is involved in all areas from leisure and cultural activities to business development and support for tourist activities. Above all, it aims to provide impulses for the development of the city.
The state university of the state of Hesse is a “new type of university” because it enables innovative solutions in practice-oriented research and the ability to do doctorates, e.g. at the cultural landscape competence center.
The foundation and the university conduct extensive research on historical cultural landscapes that combine agriculture and forestry, as well as monument protection and nature conservation, and on their preservation. Both institutions have been able to collect outstanding competences in science and practice for in the dealing with cultural landscapes – this in the very different climatic landscapes of the Rhine Valley and Lusatia, and especially in the model project Branitz Tree University. The national, integrated approach of both institutions, which combines scientific research and practice, represents a connecting characteristic in times of growing settlement pressure and the consequences of climate change as well as the progressive maximum specialization of science, and should be mutually strengthened.
Cooperation agreement since 2023