The Dr. Hans-Joachim and Elisabeth Bönsch Art Foundation was founded in Wolfsburg in 2001 from a private art collection started during the 1960s. In the meantime, several thousand exhibits belonging to the foundation can be found as permanent loans in the Museum of Art and Cultural History Schloss Gottorf.
On the one hand, the Bönsch Collection interconnects excellently with the inventory of graphics from the classical modern period ion the castle island. Also with the Horn Collection without any doubling there. However on the other hand it also results in comprehensive extension and augmentation because the German and French impressionist inventories will fill a gap in the graphic inventories for Gottorf.
The following artists are represented in the Bönsch Collection: Ernst Barlach, Paul Cézanne, Lovis Corinth, Edgar Degas, Otto Dix, Francisco Goya, George Grosz, Friedemann Hahn, Erich Heckel, Karl Hofer, Willy Jaeckel, Max Klinger, Oskar Kokoschka, Käthe Kollwitz, Walter Leistikow, Max Liebermann, Edouard Manet, Ludwig Meidner, Max Pechstein, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Christian Rohlfs, Max Slevogt, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Heinrich Vogeler.