Amerikahaus Association Munich - Friends and Sponsors
The Association was established in 1972 as „Friends of the Amerika Haus“ in order to promote the activities of the Amerikahaus in Munich. After the American embassy closed down the American cultural institute in 1997, the club took over the planning and realization of all events (lectures, readings, discussions and discussion groups, theatrical performances, concerts, exhibitions) in the newly-founded Bavarian-American Center (BAC) in the Amerikahaus. In 1999, it was renamed „Amerika Haus Association“.
By March 2004, the Amerika Haus Association and numerous company sponsors had helped to shape and execute the extensive program of the Amerika Haus, thereby assuring that the Amerika Haus would continue to play an important part in Munich's cultural life.
In the spring of 2004, the company sponsors continued funding the BAC, which took over the programming task. For that reason, the Amerika Haus Association has again reverted to its original task of being a friend and supporter of the house.
The Association keeps on promoting events at the Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations on contemporary issues concerning the relationship between Germany and America as well as insights into developments in America's foreign, domestic and economic politics, as well as theatrical performances in the English language, readings, concerts, and art exhibitions. Besides the numerous events, the Amerikahaus Association supports the department of Information and Research, Library at the Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations with its research and information facility, and the Amerikahaus Literary Circle.