Lars Grambye new director at SKMU

Press release 06.02.2014

On Wednesday, 5 February 2014, the new museum director at SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum was announced.

Per Norstrøm, chairman of the board, said: ‘We are very proud to announce that Lars Grambye will be the new director of Sørlandets Kunstmuseum. As an art historian who has worked in art institutions for many years, he has excellent credentials for building on and further developing the positive trend we have enjoyed at the museum in recent years.’

Broad competence in the field of art

Hailing from Denmark, Lars Grambye (53) can point to an impressive career as the director of notable Scandinavia institutions such as Malmø Kunsthall and Kunsthallen Brandts. He is also well-known on the international curatorial scene and has an extensive network of international contacts.

‘For six years’, says Norstrøm, ‘it was Grambye who selected the artists who would represent Denmark at the art biennials in Sao Paulo and Venice. He has also written numerous scholarly articles and essays, and been a teacher and lecturer on contemporary art. Lars Grambye is an authority in the field of art, and we are deeply pleased to welcome his as the new director of Sørlandets Kunstmuseum.’

International career

Lars Grambye began his career at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in 1992. Thereafter, he became the director of the Centre for Danish Visual Art in Copenhagen, an institution which supported and developed the dialogue between Danish and International visual art. Grambye then became director of Malmö Kunsthall in Sweden, before he, in 2007, took on the leadership of the highly reputed art institution Kunsthallen Brandts in Odense.

‘Lars Grambye will take up his position as director of SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum on 1 March 2014. This is an event which the board of directors and all who are involved in the organization look forward to with great anticipation’, says Per Norstrøm.


For further information about the appointment process, please contact SKMU’s board chairman:

Per Norstrøm, (+47) 957 23 377