We are pleased to welcome you to the birthplace of the artist, Berta Hummel. On the following pages you will learn that Berta Hummel created much more than those childhood scenes, which later became the basis for the world-famous "Hummel figurines." As you read on, you will learn interesting facts about the Hummel home, a place rich in tradition and culture. The website takes you through the museum itself, informs you about the permanent exhibits and any current special exhibitions. Detailed information is also available about the impressive life of the artist and nun Berta Hummel / M. Innocentia. Finally, in the Museum Shop, you can look through the items available and, if you wish, order directly via internet. Enjoy your visit!

Alfred Hummel / 13.07.2006 / eMail

Official end of the exhibition in Tolmezzo - Crossing borders - Berta Hummel in Tolmezzo / Oltre i confine - Berta Hummel a Tolmezzo

The exhibition „Crossing borders - Berta Hummel in Tolmezzo / Oltre i confine - Berta Hummel in Tolmezzo“ closed on Sunday, November 13th, 2016. More than one thousand visitors came to the exhibition, many of them from Udine, Triest and as far away as Venice and Milan. At the close of the exhibition Dajana Fascicolo, the curator of the exhibition and Alfred Hummel from the Berta Hummel Museum in Massing made the trip to Tolmezzo to dismantle the exhibition. With the help of members from the "Amici di Simbach“ the pictures were taken down and packed for traveling. Nearly 50 figurines were also packed into the „travel-safe“ boxes. On Sunday the entire exhibition was carefully loaded into two vehicles - one from the city of Simbach and one from the museum. By Tuesday evening everything was back in the museum in Massing. Giovanna Filippi, the president of the circle of friends in Tolmezzo, and Mr Paolo Pati from the city of Tolmezzo thanked the museum director in Massing for the uncomplicated and well-organized teamwork.

Alfred Hummel / 22.11.2016 / eMail

Our new appretice: Celina Weindl

On September 1st, the 16years old Celina Weindl starded a trainging as an office clark for office management at the museum.
We look forward to a good cooperation!

Alfred Hummel / 22.11.2016 / eMail

Grand Opening of the Hummel Exhibition „Over the Borders“ in Tolmezzo

Jutta Wolke, the German Consul General from Milan, made the journey to Tolmezzo to be present at the opening of the very first Hummel exhibition in Italy. The opening was on Friday, September 16, 2016 in the Palace Frisacco in Tolmezzo. The curator of the Berta Hummel Museum, Dajana Fascicolo had put together a very interesting exhibit. Five rooms were filled with still-life pictures, landscapes, city scenes, pictures of flowers, of children and of religious subjects. These pictures had once been used as inspirations for the Hummel figurines. 50 of these Hummel figurines were presented in the vitrines on loan from the Lower Bavarian Open Air Museum in Massing. Katharina Brummer from the Berta Hummel Museum in Massing had put together the flyers, posters and flags hanging in the palace. Mayor Francesco Brollo greeted the many guests in the foyer of the palace, including two former mayors of Tolmezzo who started the partnership between the cities of Tolmezzo and Simbach. Mayor Klaus Schmid from Simbach and retired Mayor Richard Findl were also present. The president of the partnership club Simbach/Tolmezzo, Dr Bernhard Grosswieser, also made the trip bringing a number of the club members with him. Dr. Bernhard Grosswieser was given the award of honorary citizen of the city of Tolmezzo during the celebration. After the opening speech by Mr. Alfred Hummel, Director of the Berta Hummel Museum, which was translated into Italien by Dajana Fascicolo, the exhibition was officially opened to the public. It will be open until November 13, 2016.

from left to right: Francesco Brollo, Jutta Wolke, Dajana Fascicolo, Alfred Hummel, Dr. Bernhard Großwieser, Giovanna Filippi, Marco Craigheri und Klaus Schmid

Alfred Hummel / 23.09.2016 / eMail

Painting Event on Sunday, September 18, 2016

A large number of visitors attended the painting event in the Berta Hummel Museum in the family home in Massing on September 18th, 2016, where they were able to look over the shoulder of the master painter, Ms Gesslein, while she was working. She brought the newest figurine with her, HUM 21/III "Heavenly Angel“. It is 33 centimeters high and was presented to the public for the first time. The Hummel candles were also presented for the first time. Everyone was interested and many purchases were made. At 2 p.m. Alfred Hummel took a large group of Hummel fans through the exhibition, „Bavaria and Tirol - Berta Hummel and Paul Flora.“ Many of the visitors were interested in both Berta Hummel and Paul Flora and wanted to know why world-famous artists are being shown together with works of Berta Hummel. Over the last few years it has become a trademark of the museum, to make it possible for works of art from other regions to be shown in the area. The director of the museum is already working with a private collector at the moment, hoping to bring a well-known painter and graphic artist to Massing next year. As announced beforehand, the drawing for the door prize took place at 4.30 p.m. First and third-place prizes were Hummel figurines and second-place prize was a Hummel vase from the Hummel gallery series.

Alfred Hummel / 23.09.2016 / eMail

The Painting of Hummel Figurines - September 18, 2016

On Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 2 p.m. there will again be a special painting event in our museum. The experienced painter Sabine Geßlein from the Hummel Manufaktur will show the fascinating precision involved in painting a Hummel figurine. You also have the possibility to have your own Hummel figurines inscribed by Ms. Geßlein.

We are also pleased to announce that we will be presenting the new Hummel masterpiece for 2016 on Sunday. The product representative, Veronika Hummel, will present the lovely figurine and share many interesting details about it with us. You will also see the new Hummel candles for the first time with the possibility of purchase. You will be pleasantly surprised!

There will also be a drawing on that day where you have the chance of winning a wonderful Hummel figurine. The drawing for the lucky winner will take place about 4.30 in the afternoon.

During the entire day you may visit the exhibition „Bavaria and Tirol - Berta Hummel and Paul Flora“ at no charge. The Director of the Museum, Alfred Hummel, will also conduct a guided tour through the museum at 2 p.m. This tour is also free of charge.

Your purchases of more than 100 euros in the Museum Shop will have a 10% price reduction on Sunday. Purchases of over 250 euros will have a 20% reduction. Just present this news when you pay. Should you not be able to make it on Sunday and want to place an order, then just attach this news to your e-mail or fax it to us.

Alfred Hummel / 13.09.2016 / eMail

„Over the Borders“ Berta M.I. Hummel in Tolmezzo Italy

On September 16, 2016 the German Consul General Jutta Wolke will travel from Milan to Tolmezzo to open the exhibition “Over the Borders“. 100 pictures and 50 Hummel figurines will be displayed in the patriarchal palace Frisacco. The exhibit will be shown until November 13, 2016. The idea for this exhibition came from our friends in Tolmezzo, members of the club „Amici di Simbach“. Two years ago members of this club traveled to Simbach to see the Hummel exhibition „Berta Hummel - Living for the Arts“ which was being exhibited both in the museum in Simbach and in the duke’s castle in Braunau. Frau Fascicolo, the curator of the Berta Hummel Museum in Massing and a native of Italy, led the visitors through the exhibition. The idea to have a Hummel exhibition in Tolmezzo came up during the dinner following the museum tour. Dr. Grosswieser, the president of the Hummel group of supporters in Simbach, was excited by the idea and by investing his time and energy turned the idea into reality. Berta Hummel works of art have been exhibited in the USA, in Switzerland, in the Netherlands and in Austria and we are pleased to add Italy to this list of countries.

Alfred Hummel / 11.08.2016 / eMail

A Day for the Hummel Fans

Many collectors took advantage of the possibility of having their personal Hummel items appraised on Sonntag, July 24th, 2016. They brought old and new figurines, pictures and books, which were then appraised by Alfred Hummel, the competent head of the museum. Many of the owners brought a large number of well-cared for and even quite valuable objects, causing a great deal of satisfaction for all those who participated.

Alfred Hummel / 04.08.2016 / eMail

New in our assortment - Goebel Artis Orbis

Artis Orbis presents paintings of Gustav Klimt as editions for cellectors and a discerning clientele. Elaborate production and high quality manual work result in products of elegance and style. The exclusive collections of Artis Orbis will let you re-experience great art.

Alfred Hummel / 08.07.2016 / eMail

International Museum Day in the Berta Hummel Museum in Massing

The International Museum Day took place this year on Sunday, May 22nd. The Berta Hummel Museum had put together an attractive program for the interested visitors. The director of the museum, Alfred Hummel, started the day at 2 p.m. with a guided tour through the present exhibition „Bavaria and Tirol - Berta Hummel and Paul Flora.“ Following the guided tour, the visitors were shown the archives - after the security alarms had been turned off - and learned how an exhibition is put together. Alfred Hummel and the curator of the museum, Dajana Fascicolo, explained the computerized inventory list and demonstrated the fastest way to find a Hummel original. Other information about each of the pictures can also be found in the computer lists, including dates, techniques used and size. Then the group was shown the part of the archives with the 2D products. The museum has a collection of several thousand Hummel postcards, pictures of the Hummel „children“ and „Fleißbildchen“ (these are sweet little pictures that were often given to children for being especially good). These are all categorized as well. All of the Hummel calendars and all the books in German and English that were ever written relating to Hummel can be found here. Other things include videos, DVDs and CDs that the tv and radio stations have made about Berta Hummel and events at the Berta Hummel Museum. The visitors were also given the opportunity to see a video about the life of Paul Flora.

Alfred Hummel / 08.07.2016 / eMail

Exhibition now open to the public - Bavaria and Tirol - Berta M.I. Hummel and Paul Flora

The Austrian Consul General Dr. Helmut Koller opened the exhibition „Bavaria and Tirol - Berta M. I. Hummel and Paul Flora“ on Friday, April 15th, 2016.
The director of the museum, Alfred Hummel, greeted the guests and gave a short introduction to the new exhibition. Many of the works by Berta Hummel and Paul Flora have been placed opposite each other so that the artists are in direct dialogue. Paul Flora’s son-in-law, Dr. Thomas Seywald, gave an interesting and amusing talk about his father-in-law, which was then followed by the consul general’s talk on the cooperation between Austria and Bavaria. The consul then officially opened the exhibition. The musical group from Massing „Haertter-Musi“ began their program with baviaran-austrian music and then moved on to more international pieces as the evening progressed.

Alfred Hummel / 20.04.2016 / eMail

12th Berta Hummel Race in the Open Air Museum in Massing on February 13, 2016

Record speeds and record participation (25% increase) - Runners from other countries at the starting line

Josef Diensthuber from TSV Reischach was the favorite going into the race. He not only won for the fourth time in a row, but also set a new record in the 8000 meter race with a time of 25 minutes and 44 seconds. He beat his own best time by 40 seconds. Waltraud Berger from TG Salzachtal won the women’s race for the second time with her time of 32 minutes and 7 seconds. She missed the track record by only one second.

A lot of athletes participated in the race, although the weather was unpleasant and the wind coming from the east was icy cold. There were even runners from Austria and a woman from New York City who took part. Word has got around among the walkers and runners that The Open Air Museum in Massing has a very special atmosphere and that the races there are always well organized.

The award ceremony took place in the gymnasium. The master of ceremonies Herbert Trager introduced Mr Alfred Hummel, who then presented Hummel figurines to Josef Diensthuber and Waltraud Berger, the grand winners of the race.

(From left to right:Spartenleiter Roland Wunderlich, Sieger Josef Diensthuber, Siegerin Waltraud Berger, Alfred Hummel, deputy major Christian Thiel)

Alfred Hummel / 16.03.2016 / eMail

Hummel lands at Terminal 2 of the Munich Airport

Travelers and visitors at the Munich Airport can now enjoy an exhibition put together jointly by the Berta Hummel Museum and the Hummel Manufaktur. The exhibition began on the first of December. Pictures from Berta Hummel from the time before she entered the convent together with pictures of various figurines from the Hummel Manufaktur (including the Jumbo Hiking Boy) are on display on the 5th level of Terminal 2 behind the passport control area. The exhibition will be on display until January 29th, 2016.

Alfred Hummel / 04.12.2015 / eMail

International Hummel Club Convention in Philadelphia

This year’s Hummel Club Convention took place in Philadelphia from September
17 to September 19. More than 400 interested club members from all over the US, as well as club members from Europe, listened to the speeches and watched the demonstrations. The convention was also pleased to welcome several Germans, who had flown over especially for the convention. Registration was on the 17th of September. Following registration, the guests could look over and/or make purchases from the present selection of Hummel figurines and other licensed Hummel products, which were displayed in a large room nearby.

Friday was the day for seminars and demonstrations:
- The accomplished artist from the Hummel Manufaktur Annette Barth showed how Hummel figurines are modeled and shaped.
- The oldest brewery in the USA „Yuengling & Sons“ sent the master brewer Keven Sibbelt, who organized a beer-tasting stand
- King Werke invited the guests to join the master artist Julia Apel in painting beer mugs
- Fenton Art Glass had a showing of their bracelets (jewelry with Hummel motives)
- The executive head of the Sheraton Hotel demonstrated to the participants how „pretzels" are made. The club members were able to make their own pretzels and the prize for the best pretzel was awarded that evening.

The two directors of the Newboden firm, the Hummel distribution partner for North America, opened the convention on Saturday. Ken LeFevre and Charles Harley reported on the development of the American market and about the recent fusion of the Hummel Manufaktur in Roedental, the Ars AG in Switzerland as the 2D license holder, the convent in Siessen and the Hummel family as the licensors . The participants were very enthusiastic about this development, as all of the Hummel products will now be under the same trademark. The next speakers were Siegrid Straehler and Peter Fiechter from the Ars AG, who spoke about the 2D licensing. After lunch Veronika and Alfred Hummel gave a presentation on the life of the Hummel family and their aunt’s art work. They also talked about the Berta Hummel Museum in the Hummel Family Home in Massing. The last presentation of the day was by Sr. Emanuela Tieze from the convent in Siessen. She spoke about the life of a Fransiscan nun. The convention ended with a gala dinner in the ballroom. There were a lot of happy faces among the guests. Several guests had won Hummel figurines during the drawing. But another reason was that donations and a portion of the sales in the shops went toward a children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. The check was for the amazing sum of over 20,000 dollars. As soon as pictures from the convention are available, they will be forwarded to you all.

Alfred Hummel / 28.09.2015 / eMail

NEW!!! Hummelmuseums-App for iPhones

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The Hummel-Museums-App is now available at the Apple-App-Store.

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On the Apple-Store the App is available shortly.

Alfred Hummel / 06.08.2015 / eMail

Hummelmuseums-App for Android

Always top informed.
The Hummel-Museums-App is now available at the Google Play Store.

Scan the QR-Code and you can start
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On the Apple-Store the App is available shortly.

Alfred Hummel / 30.07.2015 / eMail

Opening of the Exhibition

The Consul General of the United States of American William E. Moeller opened the exhibition “From Pictures to Figurines - Hummel figurines are 80 years old“ on Friday 13, 2015 in the Berta Hummel Museum in the Hummel family home in Massing. Nearly 100 invited guests listened intently as the Museum Director Alfred Hummel greeted the guests and explained the background to the exhibition. He greeted the guests of honor, Consul General Moeller, MdB Stephan Mayer and Mr Peter-Paul Schmidt-Fischer from the Hummel Manufacture with his wife Marissa. Mr Hummel explained the organization of the rooms beginning with the religious motives and the complete collection of the Hummel „Christ child“ figurines. The other rooms show the original Hummel paintings exhibited with the corresponding Hummel figurines. A glass showcase exhibits some real „jewels“ - figurines that never made it to the production lines or that appeared on the market in somewhat different colors or with minor changes. Following Mr Hummel’s introduction, the Consul General opened the exhibition with a witty speech. He was accompanied by his wife, Nancy, who is an enthusiastic collector of Hummel figurines. Many people had imagined the Consul General to be much different. But let it be said that he made a very favorable impression on the guests. He presented a positive picture of America. Veronika and Alfred Hummel were pleasantly surprised to learn how much he and his wife knew about Hummel art. The reason became clear when he told about two different visits they had made to the Hummel Manufaktur in Roedental. The conversations were so lively, that the guests forgot to look at their watches. The Consul General and his wife didn’t leave Massing until much later than originally planned.

Alfred Hummel / 26.03.2015 / eMail

Honoré Daumier’s art is now a permanent guest in the Berta Hummel Museum

84 pages presented to the town by the collector Walter Kames

Massing. Last week the Berta Hummel Museum in Massing had a surprise visit - a very pleasant one that museums seldom have the chance to enjoy. Walter and Brigitte Kames from Munich and the mayor of Massing arrived to make a wonderful gift to the Hummel family home. Walter Kames is one of the most well-known collectors of the graphic arts of the Frenchman Honoré Daumier. He made a gift of more than 4,000 pages to the Olaf Gulbransson Museum in Tegernsee. However after some time the family felt that the Daumier graphic art was distracting from the work of Olaf and decided to no longer keep the pictures in Tegernsee. Walter Kames’s wish is that the unique collection of graphic art should remain available to the public. He is not only a great collector and patron of the Daumier works, but also a collector of work by other artists and also of old security papers.
In 2012 the Berta Hummel Museum displayed over 50 pages from the museum in Tegernsee during the exhibition „City and Country: Honoré Daumier/Berta Hummel“. During that time the first contacts between the Kames and Alfred Hummel took place. In 2013 they presented the city of Massing with 14 graphic pages, followed by another 20 lithographs in 2014. In the meantime the Graphic Collection in Munich realized that they were in possession of two identical copies of a book with 50 colored lithographs by Daumier. And so Mr and Mrs Kames presented the wonderful book with the 50 fantastic caricatures to the town of Massing. And Massing then permanently loaned the book and the other 34 pages to the Berta Hummel Museum. These works of art can be stored appropriately in the museum. When there is an exhibition with a suitable theme, they can then be presented to the public. It is a great pleasure to have such a famous artist like Daumier (1808 to 1879) as a permanent visitor in Massing.

Alfred Hummel / 15.09.2014 / eMail

M.I.Hummel Zeitgeist

M.I. Hummel Zeitgeist is a new interpretation of the classic Hummel-Figurine. By renouncing the painting, the focal point is on the essence of the figurine - its shape. Thereby, main characteristics remain but the different design sets the figurine in a complete new light. Structure instead of ornament. The creative driving force behind the Zeitgeist range are the siblings Veronika and Maximilian Hummel, descendants of Berta Hummel, creator of the world-famous M.I. Hummel-Figurines. With their motto ‘less is more’ the Hummel siblings link arts and crafts tradition with the present. The metamorphosis of a classic to modern sculpture. M.I. Hummel Zeitgeist is being produced by the Manufaktur Rödental in Germany. The high-quality porcelain figurines are made by hand in a complex manufacturing process during which they are molded, cast and go through the process of firing several times.

Alfred Hummel / 12.03.2014 / eMail

Events at the Open-Air Museum Massing

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Alfred Hummel / 12.03.2014 / eMail

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Alfred Hummel / 03.08.2016 / eMail