Sabine Haag

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Sabine Haag (2018)

Sabine Haag (born February 28, 1962 in Bregenz ) is an Austrian art historian . Since 2009 she has been general director of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.


Sabine Haag studied English , American and art history in Innsbruck and Vienna from 1981 to 1989 . In 1990 she began working as a curator in the Kunstkammer of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. In 1995 she received her doctorate with the thesis “On the ivory sculpture of the 17th century. Preparatory work for a systematic catalog of the ivory works of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna ”. She was also the curator of several exhibitions and in 2006 she was involved in the study and restoration of the Saliera . Her art-historical work specializes in works of art made of amber and ivory . She is also the author and editor of several works on the history of the collection of the Kunstkammer Wien and important exhibits in the museum.

On December 1, 2007, she was appointed director of the Kunstkammer as well as the Secular and Ancient Spiritual Treasury and led its redesign. Since January 1, 2009, she has been General Director of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, successor to Wilfried Seipel . As scientific managing director, she is supported by a commercial managing director, Paul Frey. In the summer of 2017, the decision by Chancellery Minister Thomas Drozda was announced to appoint Eike Schmidt as Sabine Haag's successor. The handover should take place in the second half of 2019, but Schmidt canceled one month before he took office, which was scheduled for November 1, 2019. Haag was then asked by Minister Alexander Schallenberg to continue the KHM on an interim basis. In December 2019, the Minister of Culture reappointed her as the definitive General Director of the Kunsthistorisches Museum with effect from January 1, 2020.

At the end of 2017, Sabine Haag was also appointed President of the Austrian UNESCO Commission from February 2018.

Publications (selection)

  • as editor with Elke Oberthaler and Sabine Pénot: Vermeer - Die Malkunst . Securing evidence of a masterpiece. = Vermeer, the art of painting. Residenz-Verlag, St. Pölten et al. 2010, ISBN 978-3-7017-3187-9 .
  • as editor et al .: Dürer - Cranach - Holbein. The discovery of man. The German portrait around 1500. Hirmer, Munich 2011, ISBN 978-3-7774-3701-9 .
  • as editor and author of the foreword: Daniel Uchtmann: Blumenpracht in der Kunst. 38 works from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Brandstätter, Vienna 2011, ISBN 978-3-85033-550-8 (In English as: Floral splendor in the arts. Thirty-eight works from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Ibid 2011, ISBN 978-3-85033-579- 9 ).
  • as editor: Eerily beautiful. Outrageous in art (= Intermezzo. 03). Brandstätter et al., Vienna 2011, ISBN 978-3-85033-544-7 .
  • as editor with Franz Kirchweger: Die Kunstkammer. The treasures of the Habsburgs. Brandstätter, Vienna 2012, ISBN 978-3-85033-661-1 .
  • as editor with Ronald de Leeuw and Christoph Becker: Wintermärchen. Winter depictions in European art from Bruegel to Beuys. Dumont, Cologne 2011, ISBN 978-3-8321-9393-5 .

Individual evidence

  1. Who is Sabine Haag? In: of June 11, 2008.
  2. ^ ORF report on Sabine Haag from September 1, 2017
  3. ^ ORF report on Eike Schmidt from September 1, 2017
  4. Eike Schmidt cancels one month before taking office as KHM boss. In: . October 1, 2019, accessed October 1, 2019 .
  5. Designated KHM Director: Schmidt cancels one month before the start. In: . October 1, 2019, accessed October 1, 2019 .
  6. Sabine Haag remains KHM director. In: Wiener Zeitung . December 20, 2019, accessed December 20, 2019 .
  7. Haag becomes the new head of Austria's UNESCO Commission on ORF on December 13, 2017, accessed on December 13, 2013

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