The Transylvanian Museum is a member of the Transylvanian-Saxon cultural council (Siebenbürgisch-Sächsischer Kulturrat e.V.), the Baden-Württemberg Museums Association and the German Museums Association.
Since 1973, the museum has been operated by the Board of Trustees of the Transylvanian Museum Gundelsheim Association (Siebenbürgisches Museum Gundelsheim e.V.).
The objectives of the association are the preservation and promotion of the heritage in the form of the art and cultural heritage of the Transylvanian Saxons. The association’s regulations aim to assist and support the Transylvanian Museum as an institution that is open to the public. This relates to the collection of objects of Transylvanian cultural heritage, the preservation of these historical objects for subsequent generations, and assistance in the research, documentation and presentation of these collectibles.
As a state museum, the Transylvanian museum sees its responsibilities in the extended context of collecting items of cultural heritage. This means that it does not only collect and research Transylvanian-Saxon cultural assets but also objects from other ethnic groups in Transylvania, in order to help understand and to acknowledge the context in which the Transylvanian Saxon culture developed.
The Board of Trustees
Dr. Irmgard Sedler, Chairwoman
Dr. Ruth Fabritius, Deputy Chairwoman
Dr. Harald Roth, Treasurer
Dagmar Seck, Secretary
Dr. Robert Born
Dr. Susanne Olbertz
Heike Schokatz, Mayoress
Dr. Markus Lörz
Institutional members of the Board of Trustees are (in alphabetical order):
The Transylvanian Museum is managed by:
Dr. Markus Lörz
Julia Koch M.A.
Head of Administration
The Transylvanian Museum is sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media following a resolution of the German Federal Parliament. website*