Renowned fine art insurance industry expert Dorit Straus has been elected to AXA Art Americas Corporation’s board of directors.
“Our entire organization together with the members of our board of directors wholeheartedly welcomes Dorit”, said Christiane Fischer, president and CEO of AXA Art Americas Corporation. “Her professional reputation within the fine art insurance industry is second to none, and we look forward to Dorit’s advice and guidance.”
Straus has a successful career in providing solutions on art and insurance matters globally. She is widely recognized for her expertise in insurance and risk transfer needs of museums and cultural institutions, auction houses, galleries and private collectors. She has broad proficiency in legal issues relating to confiscation, repatriation and provenance.
“With AXA 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 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, Straus has been an important contributor to the fine art insurance industry. She 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 (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.