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ELIA President appointed Chair of the Albertina Museum

12 February 2020

We are delighted to announce that ELIA’s President, Andrea B. Braidt has been appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Albertina Museum (Vienna, Austria). With its Graphic Arts Collection—which, at one million works spanning the period between the Renaissance and the present, is one of the world’s largest and most important—the ALBERTINA museum is the world’s leading museum for the art of drawing and printing. The museum’s exhibition programming, which draws heavily on this core collection, underlines the ALBERTINA museums outstanding rank in the field of graphic arts. Apart from the graphics collection the museum has recently acquired on permanent loan two significant collections of Impressionist and early 20th-century art, some of which will be on permanent display. 
Austrian Secretary of State for Culture, Ulrike Lunacek who bestowed this title, praises Braidt as a "well-connected leader in international art and culture circles who possesses valuable economic competencies.”

Former Vice Rector at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (2011 to 2019) and current senior scientist at the University of Vienna, Department for Theatre, Film and Media Studies, Braidt succeeds Christian Konrad in her new role at the Albertina.

We wish her every success and a fruitful future with the Albertina.

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