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AXA ART Americas Corporation Elects Noted Fine Art Insurance Industry Expert Dorit Straus to its Board

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/14 -- AXA Art Americas Corporation today announced the election of renowned fine art insurance industry expert, Dorit Straus, to its Board of Directors.

Ms. Straus is an accomplished professional with 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.

"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. "Her professional reputation within the fine art insurance industry is second to none, and we look forward to Dorit's advice and guidance."

"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 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. 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.

About AXA ART

International reach, unrivalled competence and a high quality network of expert partners distinguish AXA ART, the only art insurance specialist in the world, from its generalist property insurance competitors. Over the past 50 years and well into the future, AXA ART has and will continue to redefine the manner in which it serves and services its museum, gallery, collector and artist clients across the Americas, Asia and Europe, with a sincere consideration of the way valuable objects are insured and cultural patrimony is protected. For more information visit www.axa-art.com.

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