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
Miranda Mims
Thaddeus Stauber

Advisory Board

Martina Droth
Charles Gaines
Joan Jonas
Barry Rosen
Francine Snyder
Jessica Stockholder


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