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50th Anniversary of Montreal's Goethe Institut and unveiling of their new premises in down-town Montreal

Press conference Goethe Institut Montreal, April 24, 2012

On April 24, 2012, the Goethe Institut officially marked its 50th anniversary in Montréal. The occasion called for a press conference, where the cultural institute unveiled to its partners the plans to its new premises in down-town Montreal’s Loft des Arts. The Goethe Institut will transfer there in Fall 2012. From left: Mr Hans-Joachim Friess, Vice-Consul general, Mrs Mechtild Manus, outgoing Director of the Goethe Institut Montréal, Mr Owen Rose, architect, Dr. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, Director of the Goethe Institut association in Germany, Mrs Helen Fotopulos, responsible for Culture at the City of Montréal, Dr. Christoph Bartmann, Director of the New York Goethe Institut, Dr. Georg Witschel, German Ambassador in Ottawa, Mr Manfred Stoffl, new Director of the Montréal Goethe Institut, Mr Alain Dufour, from the non-profit Mission Design, and Mr. Klaus Geyer, Consul General of Germany in Montréal. The day culminated in a special "Elektrofest" at the current Goethe Institut's location: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.318529248217818.71519.111987918871953&type=1 - Picture © Caroline Hayeur, courtesy of Goethe Institut Montréal