Salon Talk VII. Sabine Haag. Director General of the Kunsthistorisches Museumsverband
Silvie Aigner, editor in chief of PARNASS art magazine, in conversation with Sabine Haag,
Director General of the Kunsthistorisches Museumsverband
March 5, 2024, 6.00pm - 7.00pm, Kristiania Lech
The Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM) is one of the largest and most important museums in the world. In addition to outstanding paintings, it has the second largest collection of tapestries in the world and includes unique artefacts from antiquity to the Kunstkammer. The KHM Museum Association also includes the World Museum, the Theatre Museum and the Museum of Ancient Musical Instruments as well as the collections of Ambras Castle in Tyrol. The superlatives are numerous. The restorers are internationally recognised for their expertise and the Kunsthistorisches Museum building itself is one of the most beautiful magnificent buildings on Vienna's Ringstrasse. A museum of this size encompasses far more than just its collections and the work in a museum goes far beyond curating exhibitions. Born in Vorarlberg, Dr Sabine Haag has been Director General of the KHM Museum Association since 2009. We invited her to Lech to take a look behind the scenes at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Her time at the museum has included adventures such as the return of the stolen Saliera, the complex restoration of a Rubens painting, the reopening of the renovated Kunstkammer, major exhibitions and research projects, the establishment of the GANYMED theatre and music project and building bridges to contemporary art.
The salon talks are a collaboration between Hotel Kristiania Lech, Sturm&Schober art Gallery and the art magazine PARNASS. After the talk, we invite you to drinks and a relaxed exchange with the artist, the experts and the audience.
Photographies: © Sabine Haag, Kunsthistorischer Museumverband