Nordic Culture Point gets Icelandic board chair

Den rosa fasaden på barack B28, där Nordisk kulturkontakts kontor är inhyst.

“An exciting period in Nordic cultural co-operation”. That’s how Ragnheiður H. Þórarinsdóttir, the new chair of Nordic Culture Point’s board, describes the mood ahead of the new board’s two-year mandate.

“The Nordic Council of Ministers has started work to prepare the co-operation programme for the culture sector for the period 2025 to 2030. This means that there will be important opportunities for the board to have input in Nordic co-operation on culture. I’m looking forward to this task and hope we’ll be of use,” says Ragnheiður H. Þórarinsdóttir.

The board was sworn in at its first meeting of the year on 22 March. Iceland’s Ragnheiður H. Þórarinsdóttir is a folklorist with many years of experience in Nordic cultural co-operation. Aleksi Malmberg, director of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, was elected vice chair.

The other board members are Lars Brustad (Director of the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and Equality), Hanna Hagmark (Museum Manager of the Åland Maritime Museum and Pommern), and Nina Röhlcke (Deputy Director of Culture at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Sweden).