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Press release: Recruitment of new director for Ateneum to begin in January 2014


The recruitment process to find a new director for Ateneum Art Museum will commence in January 2014. At the same time, the organisational structure of the Finnish National Gallery, which administers Ateneum Art Museum, will change from that of a government agency to a foundation governed by public law. The forthcoming board of the Finnish National Gallery will be responsible for the recruitment process.

As of 18 October 2013, chief curator Timo Huusko will serve as acting museum director and fulfil the responsibilities of this position until the recruitment process for a new director has been concluded. Huusko has worked at Ateneum since 1997 as a curator and chief curator.

Further information:

Finnish National Gallery
Risto Ruohonen, Director General, tel. +358 (0)9 1733 6253, risto.ruohonen@fng.fi

Ateneum Art Museum
Marja Istala Kumpunen, Communications Manager, tel. +358 (0)50 555 3551, mik@ateneum.fi