Walther von Goethe Foundation
After the closure of the Goethe-Institut Reykjavík in March 1998, artist Wolfgang Müller founded the Ný Goethe-stofnun í Reykjavík in August 1998 together with the artist Ásta Ólafsdóttir. Elf and dwarf lore was taught, as well as the science of misunderstandings. After a legal dispute with the Goethe-Institut headquarters in Munich over trademark protection, Wolfgang Müller started calling the project Walther von Goethe Foundation.
In September 2022 the team from Walther von Goethe Foundation will gather at The Nordic House in Reykjavík for public research on several projects around ornithology, music, and tourism. During the week-long event, the team will explore migration and nationality together with children by asking the question: What is the nationality of birds? They will also work with local musicians to set compositions by the largely unknown Walther von Goethe to music, raising questions about success, meaning, and failure.
More details on how you can participate in the public research at The Nordic House will follow soon. Stay tuned!
Find out more about the team of Walther von Goethe Foundation: Wolfgang Müller, Ahmad Hamad, An Paenhuysen, and Richard Radzinski