History of the Foundation

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Burg Wartenstein
Burg Wartenstein Castle served as the Wenner-Gren Foundation's European Conference Center from 1958 to 1980

The idea for a permanent conference center came at a time when the Foundation was expanding its activities to focus on international communication.  Paul Fejos, Director of Research, envisioned a center of modest size, for small groups to meet during the summer months and discuss cutting-edge research thr