Supporting New Art


Outset Germany was founded in 2006 by Kerstin Traube and currently has a growing group of patrons consisting of contemporary art enthusiasts eager for a deeper involvement with the arts. Outset enjoys continued support from Le Meridien. From 2006 - 2009 Outset Germany’s funding was directed primarily towards


education projects at the city’s two major contemporary art institutions, Haus der Kunst and the Pinakothek der Moderne.  Outset Germany also runs an acquisitions fund for public institutions which has enabled the gifting of works to the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung


the Pinakothek der Moderne and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin. Patrons of Outset Germany are invited to attend a programme of events that includes curator-led tours of museum exhibitions, talks and discussions with leading art profes-sionals as well as national and international trips. 

Co-Director Outset Germany 

Larissa van Look joined Outset Germany in 2010 and became a co-director in November 2011. Previously, Larissa worked as an art consultant in Düsseldorf and subsequently the European Academy for Women in Politics and Business (EAF), a non-governmanetal organisation in Berlin where she was responsible for mentoring programs and international conferences. She holds and MA in Art History from Freiburg University and received a PhD in 1999. She lives with her family in Munich.

Co-Directror Outset Germany 

Ulrike zu Salm joined Outset in November 2011. Previously, Ulrike worked as a journalist covering the art market for major German newspapers. She has also worked as an art consultant, advising collectors on sales and acquisitions as well as advising artists, galleries and art fairs on public relations issues. Ulrike holds an MA in Modern Literature from the University of Oxford and a postgraduate Diploma from Sotheby’s Institute.