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Eva Blimlinger elected new Rector of Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Eva Blimlinger has been elected as the new Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna on 20 April. She will succeed Stephan-Schmidt-Wulffen and take office in October 2011.
From the Academy of Fine Arts website:
Mag.ª Eva Blimlinger, born in Vienna in 1961, studied history and German languages and literature at the University of Vienna and has been working freelance in the fields of art, culture, education, and research. She is the author of numerous publications and has been teaching at various Austrian universities. She set up the Public Relations Department of the University of Applied Arts as whose head she served from 1991 to 1999. After managing the EU scholarship program "Premiere" for the University's graduates from 2002 to 2004, she was appointed director of the Rector's nerve center for the coordination of projects and process management for art and research sponsorship. After working as research coordinator of the Austrian Republic's Historical Commission from 1999 to 2004, she has been coordinating expert of the Commission for Provenance Research of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture since 2008.