New Foundation Dedicated to Art Historical Research and Digital Archiving Projects Announces First Initiatives

Elizabeth Gorayeb Appointed Executive Director of New Institute

The Wildenstein Plattner Institute (WPI), a new foundation dedicated to advancing art historical scholarship by fostering the accessibility, cataloguing, and digitization of primary sources, was publicly launched today. The WPI was cofounded by Guy Wildenstein, president of Wildenstein & Company, and Hasso Plattner, a leading entrepreneur in digital technology and an international benefactor of arts and education.

Elizabeth Gorayeb has been appointed executive director of the WPI. Gorayeb previously served as the senior vice president and director of research at Sotheby’s. She has led many significant research projects over the course of her career and has lectured internationally on research and attribution practices. She will be based in the WPI’s headquarters in New York and is building a team of researchers, technology experts, and administrators to support the Foundation’s work.

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