The Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Club

was founded in 2013 as a supporting association and organisational form of the entire field of activity.
ZVR- Number: 854118344
The Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Club is an independent association open to all interested women. Exhibition and events are open to women and men.
Funding is built on public funding, donations, membership fees and sponsorship.
Here you can read the statutes.

The 5th General Assembly
of the Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Club took place on 5.10.2021.

Board of Directors Christine Zwingl: Chairwoman Evelyn Dürmayer: Deputy Chairwoman
Heidemarie Ambrosch: Secretary Renate Allmayer-Beck: Deputy Secretary
Mag.a Brigitte Dorau: Cashier
Lisa Maier: Deputy Treasurer


On the founding committee of the Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Club were:
Ulrike Jenni
Born in Vienna, grew up in Vorarlberg, mother of a daughter, studied art history and archaeology in Vienna. Employed at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (1973-1983 and 1995-2003), as well as custodian of the Museum of Prints and Drawings of the Academy of Fine Arts (1983-1994), first chairwoman of the Working Group for Equal Opportunities, author of numerous exhibition catalogues and editor.
Board member of the "Urania Frauenkomitee" founded by Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, which regularly organised screenings of anti-fascist films at the Urania.
Ulrike Jenni passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on 15.4.2020. We mourn and miss you!
Irma Schwager
Born as Irma Wieselberg in Vienna in 1920, she grew up in the second district. After the ‘Anschluss’ in 1938, she fled to Belgium and from there to France. After the outbreak of World War II, she was interned in the Gurs camp in southern France. She joined the French resistance movement (‘Résistance’), actively participating in the Travail (Anti) Allemand. In 1945 she returned to Vienna. She is the mother of a daughter born in the Resistance and a son. Her parents and two brothers were killed in the Holocaust.
From 1972 she was chairwoman of the Federation of Democratic Women of Austria (BDFÖ). In this function, she was instrumental in the women's collaboration against nuclear armament, war and fascism, against the discrimination of women by Paragraph 144, for self-determination, equal rights and for equal opportunities for all children.
In 2005 Irma Schwager was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize as part of "1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005".
On 22.6.2015 Irma Schwager died in Vienna. Until her last days she stood consciously, committed and with all her heart in life. We will never forget you!
Christine Zwingl
Born in Vienna, mother of a daughter, founded the TU Kindergarten in 1984, studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology, self-employed architect, and civil engineer since 1994, theoretical work on planning suitable for everyday life and women for the MA57, lectureship at the Vienna University of Technology 1994-95, teaching activities 2000-2014 and gender representative at the HTL Mödling, art therapist (ÖAGG).
Member of the Schütte-Lihotzky research group since 1986, member of the Urania Women's Committee until its end in 1994, Schütte-Lihotzky research project (FWF), exhibition conception, exhibition design and catalog of works at MAK 1993, numerous articles; foundation and management of MSL Raum.


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The annual membership fee is 30,- Euro.

As a member, you and one accompanying person can visit the Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Centre free of charge and you will receive the annual brochure on the current exhibitions.