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Kristin Bakken is the new director of NIKU

The board of the Norwegian Institute of Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) has employed Kristin Bakken as new CEO of the Institute.

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Bakken comes from the position of Director of the Resources and Development at the Directorate of Cultural Heritage. She has previously held executive positions in the National Library and has also been the director of Norsk Ordbok 2014.

“Kristin Bakken is very well qualified and motivated for the management job in NIKU. I am pleased that a unanimous board has employed her today, says chairman of NIKU, Torger Ødegaard

Kristin Bakken holds a PhD in Nordic Language Studies and has worked as a researcher for 9 years before she started as a leader in 2002.

“I am looking forward to getting acquainted with NIKU’s portfolio and employees. I look forward to working together with the employees and that we will contribute to the development of the Institute in an progressive direction, “says Kristin Bakken.

About NIKU

Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) is an independent non-profit institution dedicated to preservation and sustainable management of cultural heritage.

NIKU conducts research and provides professional services for cultural heritage authorities, public administration agencies, churches, museums, property developers, owners of art and historic buildings, and international clients.

Bakke takes over the director role of Carsten Palludan-Müller, who has been CEO since 2003

Bakke begins in the position as CEO on September 1, 2017.