Invitation: AUSTRIAN GERMAN SWISS Women-in-Business Forum | April 11, 2016


would like to cordially invite you to the fourth


Women in Art

-An International Conversation of Makers, Museum Heads, Sellers and Supporters-


Monday, April 11, 2016
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Austrian Cultural Forum
11 E 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022

At the fourth event of the successful speaker and networking event series “Women in Business Forum NYC”, initiated by the Austrian, German and Swiss American Chambers of Commerce, an international panel of high caliber women in the art world will discuss the journey of women from muses to makers, from artisans to fine art professionals and from hidden researchers to world leading sellers. What are the perspectives of women in art today – can they have it all? Is the art market more fluid and allows more flexibility for work-life balance models? Where do we find equal pay in the art market?

Keynote speaker and General Director of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Dr. Sabine Haag, will give insight into the history of the museum, influential women and supporters of her organizations, and will highlight trends and developments within the international museum world.

Please join us for an inspiring discussion of global perspectives and multiple insights.



Christine Moser
Director, Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Christine Moser is Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. A leading Austrian diplomat, her previous postings include Austrian ambassador to the Organization for Security and Development in Europe, deputy chief of the Austrian embassy in Paris as well as assignments in the fields of European integration and human rights.


Dr. Sabine Haag
Director General, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Dr. Sabine Haag is an Austrian art historian, and has been appointed as Director General of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, the Welt Museum Wien and the Theatermuseum in 2009, following her appointment as Director of the Kunstkammer Vienna and Imperial Treasury. Her research and publications are known far beyond the borders of Austria.


Hanna Schouwink,
Senior Partner, David Zwirner Gallery

Hanna Schouwink is a Senior Partner at David Zwirner in New York, one of the world’s most successful contemporary art galleries. Schouwink came to New York for an internship at the Brooklyn Museum, while finishing her graduate studies in Art History at the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands; she returned to New York during a graduate program and was an intern at The Museum of Modern Art as a Helena Rubinstein Fellow.

Cornelia Thomsen

Cornelia Thomsen graduated from the University of Art and Design in Offenbach/Main Germany (MFA). Before the reunification of Germany, Cornelia was trained as a porcelain painter at the Meissen Porcelain Company in Saxony. In 2006 she moved with her husband and three children from the Frankfurt area to New York, where she co-founded the Erik Thomsen Gallery, which specializes in Japanese art.

Corinne Erni
Founder and Director, ARTPORT_making waves

Corinne Erni is a curator and cultural strategist who has spearheaded and branded several ground-breaking, interdisciplinary, and civic-minded arts programs with international reach, such as building up the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY. She is founder and director of ARTPORT_making waves, one of the first curatorial platforms dedicated to the artistic exploration of climate change.

Elizabeth Madigan Jost
COO Latin America Morgan Stanley | Art Philanthropist

Elizabeth Madigan Jost is the Chief Operating Officer for Latin America at Morgan Stanley. Previously she served as Global Head of Country Risk and Chief Risk Officer for Latin America. Elizabeth serves on the Board of Vision Into Art, a NYC based new music and interdisciplinary arts production company which is in the process of merging into Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s newly opened and highly acclaimed performance space, National Sawdust.


Dr. Barbara Kutscher  
Journalist and Art Historian

Barbara Kutscher is an art historian who has worked at art museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as in the art trade - both in Europe and the U.S. As a New York City based journalist, she has been covering the U.S. and international art markets for almost two decades and is a regular contributor to several international magazines and newspapers.


Please find a detailed overview of all speakers here.


The event will be followed by a networking reception kindly sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.


Members of the 3 chambers: free
Non-members: $35                         

Space is limited. RSVP is required. Please register online by Thursday, April 7, 2016.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at or (212) 974-8841.


Refund Policy:

Cancellations cannot be refunded. Cancellations received 48 hours prior to the event will be credited towards another GACC NY event. Thank you for your support!

Coordinated by:

Claudia Mahler Communications


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Supported by: Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag