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Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Monika Grütters, on the death of culture senator Barbara Kisseler

Date 2016.10.10

Berlin, 10. Ok­to­ber 2016

It is with great dis­may and sad­ness that I learned of the death of Bar­bara Kissel­er. Not on­ly did we both share a pas­sion for cul­ture, we were al­so per­son­al­ly close – first­ly, in a unit­ed ef­fort to sup­port cul­tur­al pol­i­cy in and for Berlin, and lat­ter­ly in our con­stant ef­forts to pro­mote cul­ture in Ger­many, in what was al­ways a very ben­e­fi­cial part­ner­ship. Bar­bara Kissel­er was a wom­an of style and stature. She was al­ways an im­por­tant dis­cus­sion part­ner for me.

Cul­ture lovers, artists and cre­atives have lost one of Ger­many’s most dis­tin­guished cul­tur­al politi­cians. She was an au­thor­i­ty on cul­tur­al pol­i­cy who loved her work and who al­ways pur­sued her goals with tenac­i­ty, ded­i­cat­ing her­self to the arts and cul­ture with pas­sion and ex­per­tise. I would like to ex­press my deep­est con­do­lences to her fam­i­ly.

I shall miss Bar­bara Kissel­er much more than sim­ply as a politi­cian.