Hauser & Wirth Institute fosters innovation and advances equity in the field of artists’ archives.

What We Do

  • We nurture diversity and transformation in the field by funding archival research and providing grants to archives professionals.
  • We engage in collaborations and form partnerships that advance innovation and increase access to archives.
  • We produce public programs that enliven and expand conversations around artistic legacies.

How We Do It

  • We foster connections to build archives networks at both global and local levels.
  • We are agile and responsive, able to adapt our programs to evolving practices and changing needs.

Board of Directors

Iwan Wirth, Chair
Marc Payot, Vice Chair & Treasurer
Lynn Gumpert, Secretary
Paula Marincola
Courtney Martin
Miranda Mims
Thaddeus Stauber

Advisory Board

Ann Cvetkovich
Martina Droth
Josh T. Franco
Charles Gaines
Tempestt Hazel
Joan Jonas
Barry Rosen
Francine Snyder
Jessica Stockholder
John Tain
Alaka Wali


  • Lisa Darms, Executive Director
  • Jenny Korns, Digital Archivist & Archives Manager
  • Hannah Myall, Administration & Finance Manager
  • Molly McBride Jacobson, Social Media Associate 
  • David Walker, Digital Archives Assistant 
  • Dr. Robert Mattison, Director, Franz Kline Paintings, 1950–1962
  • Olivia Crough, Catalogue Raisonné Research Assistant
  • Ian Wallace, Catalogue Raisonné Research Consultant