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Karola Kraus is the New Director of the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig

VIENNA.- As of October 1, 2010 Karola Kraus, present head of the Staatlichen Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, will take up her position as the new director of Vienna’s Museum of Modern Art and successor to Edelbert Köb. Federal Minister Claudia Schmied appointed this well-connected and experienced managerial figure from the international art scene in order to give the MUMOK new impetus. “Since it was founded the Museum of Modern Art has been dedicated to the contemporary art and culture of the time. It stands for cosmopolitanism, progress, and artistic diversity at the highest qualitative levels. Both the exceptional collection and the incisive architecture of Ortner & Ortner at the centre of the Museumsquartier have given the MUMOK a standing that extends far beyond Vienna’s borders and, in comparison to larger institutions, allow it to be regarded as a jewel. When one considers the collections