The Stiftung Lutherhaus Eisenach is a non-profit foundation of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany (EKM). It was established in 2013 and has been running the Lutherhaus Eisenach since 2014.
The foundation’s mission is to keep alive the memory of the Reformation and the reformer Dr. Martin Luther. It is intended to study the circumstances, origins and impacts of his historically significant translation of the Bible and to communicate the findings to the general public engagingly and innovatively. It additionally supports research of the history of the Lutherhaus and its variety of uses since the 13th century.
The foundation operates the Lutherhaus Eisenach as a cultural history museum. It bases its work on the professional and ethical standards of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the German Museums Association.
The foundation is overseen by an advisory board made up of ecclesiastical, academic and cultural representatives. President of the advisory board is the Regional Bishop of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany, Ilse Junkermann. The foundation is headed by its scholarly director and curator Dr. Jochen Birkenmeier.