Tone Cecilie Simensen Karlgård
My primary interest is in the role of Diversity Curator and thereby safeguard the museum's function as dialogue arena and to work for the inclusion of and cooperation with the public in conducting events and outreach projects. I also have extensive experience with and interest in the exhibition production and development of outreach and educational programs. Contact with students, pupils and teachers are also important sources of inspiration in the professional work.
Project management and coordination of exhibition projects are other interests and areas of expertise, and I'm the coordinator of the Communication Group.
Through many years as a board member and secretary board of Norwegian ICOM and presently Board member of ICME, Committee for ethnographic museums, I have broad experience from international museum work.
Anthropology and ethnographic collections and interdisciplinary museum communication are signifiers of my interests. Project: Congo gaze – people, encounters and artifacts is a collaboration project between the museum and the Congolese population in Oslo and Norway, through activating the museum's ethnographic collection a meeting place is established where new knowledge and other stories are generated.
I am concerned about the museum's role in society and what the museum should be in the future.
"It`s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards." Lewis Carroll
- Cand.Polit in Social Anthropology from the University of Oslo, 1997
Board member of ICME/ICOM - International Committee of Ethnographic Museums
Member of the reference group for new exhibitions in the 22. of July visitor centre
- Member of the editorial board of the Norwgian publication: Museumsnytt
Representative in the national museum network: Diversity Museums
Cooperating otherwise with external organizations about event management in the museum: APP - Action Paix a Pain, The Norwegian Roma association, Romani Cultura,
Cooperation with the Somali Welfare Association Baatalale, and the the cultural group: Magical Mexico.