Curating Corporate Art: The Importance of Collection Development Policy
Loa Haagen Pictet is a Danish art historian. She first worked for the Staten Museum for Kunst (Royal Museum of Fine Arts) in Copenhagen before her appointment as curator for Kunstmuseet Køge Skitsesamling, Køge. There she curated shows on contemporary architecture as well as the first exhibition of Ferdinand Hodler ever held in Scandinavia.
Settling in Switzerland in 1997, she worked as a freelance curator, lecturer and author of scientific articles as well as gallery director, before being appointed curator of The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva in 2003.
In 2006, she joined the Musée d’art moderne et contemporain (MAMCO) in Geneva as head of education programmes as well as a regular lecturer.
Since 2004, Loa Haagen Pictet has been responsible for building up Pictet Art Collection of Swiss art from 1805 to present day. Additionally, she initiated in 2011 a collection for The Graduate Institute/Maison de la paix, Geneva. She is also a board member of several museum foundations and chair of the International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art (IACCCA) since 2014.