New Deputy Director at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum

Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum has appointed Veronica Aasgrav Evertsen as Deputy Director. She will start the new position on 1 September 2023.

Veronica Aasgrav Evertsen. Photo: David Jensen

Veronica Aasgrav Evertsen comes from the position as Centre Manager at Nerstranda AS in Tromsø. She has 30 years of experience from the private sector in strategic, organisational, financial and operational management, and an academic background in leadership, culture and society. Through her work at Nerstranda, part of Aurora Eiendom AS, where she developed a special focus on operational efficiency and competence development as well as visitor satisfaction, she ensured the financial foundation and organisational balance of the company in times of expansion, transformation and crisis.

Evertsen was born in the north and has lived in Tromsø for most of her life, with parts of her childhood in Guovdegaeidnu. With this background, Evertsen brings a strong northern network to the museum.

Evertsen's long management experience and solid expertise is important to Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum. This position is the first of a number of new appointments, and is particularly relevant for the museum in connection with the strategic plan for 2024-28. Evertsen will play a crucial role in the work to finalise and implement the strategy, which will, among other things, strengthen the institution's efforts in the north through new arenas in Longyearbyen, Bodø and a new museum building in Tromsø.

As deputy director, Evertsen will work closely with the director to promote museum practices that include a focus on social equity and health, an Indigenous perspective and climate considerations, as well as having a positive impact on staff and the public.

Director and Chief Curator Katya García-Antón has this to say about the appointment:

"We are very happy that Veronica is joining NNKM. She is a creative thinker and an experienced leader with a proven track record, she has a caring outlook and an infectious optimism and zest for life. She will contribute to achieving the museum's goals and will undoubtedly come up with ideas for new and interesting approaches in line with NNKM's values (Open, Relevant, Co-creative). Her academic background in leadership and society together with a career path in the private sector testifies to the power of her visions, both financially, logistically, operationally, in terms of personnel and in terms of visitors' well-being. We look forward to welcoming her to our growing team of museum professionals in the north."

Veronica Evertsen says this about her new job:

"I am very excited to join NNKM and the museum's social commitment strikes a chord with me. Museums can change the world by inspiring collaboration, curiosity, knowledge and critical dialogue, and NNKM represents all these qualities. I know first-hand the important role museums play as arenas for inspiration, intellectual and creative development and human growth for everyone in our diverse northern communities. Having the chance to work alongside Director and Chief Curator Katya García-Antón and the dedicated and inspiring staff at the museum is the opportunity of a lifetime, and I can't wait to get started."


Contact information for NNKM
Director and Chief Curator Katya García-Antón
Phone: +47 469 74 036

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