NEW YORK - June 12, 2014 - AXA Art Americas Corporation
today announced the election of renowned fine art insurance industry expert, Dorit Straus
, to its Board of Directors.
is an accomplished professional with a successful career in providing solutions on art and insurance matters, globally.
is widely recognized for her
expertise in insurance and risk transfer needs of museums and cultural institutions, auction houses, galleries and private collectors.
has broad proficiency in legal issues relating to confiscation, repatriation and provenance.
"Our entire organization together with the members of our Board of Directors wholeheartedly welcomes Dorit," comments Christiane Fischer, President and CEO of AXA Art Americas Corporation.
ART's reputation in the global art community, I am honored to be elected to join the members of the AXA Art Americas Board
," said Dorit Straus
"I look forward to working alongside fellow board members to help advance the mission of this celebrated fine art insurance leader."
For over 30 years, Dorit Straus
has been an important contributor to the fine art insurance industry.
has authored commentary on the implications of art theft on the insurance industry and on insuring art.
She currently serves on the faculty of ARCA (the Association for Research on Crimes Against Art) teaching a course on art crime and insurance in Amelia, Italy.
In 2013, Ms. Straus retired from her position as Worldwide Fine Art Manager at the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, and now spends her time as an independent consultant and an advocate for artists and the arts.