“It’ll be fascinating to join The Nordic House in Reykjavik as its new director. Its many excellent facilities puts it in a great position to serve as a Nordic hub in Iceland. In short, The Nordic House will continue to be a natural co-operation partner in Nordic projects in Iceland for both local and Nordic organisations,” Westerholm said in a statement.
I want The Nordic House to serve as a platform for discussion on current issues in the Nordic arena. My goals will be to develop cohesive programmes that transcend the boundaries of different areas of the arts, and to develop a first-rate programme for children and young people.
Westerholm is leaving her current role as Managing Director of the Pro Artibus Foundation, which works to support the visual arts in Swedish-speaking Finland. During her career, Westerholm has wanted to reflect Finnish art against international art, and has pursued a number of Nordic art projects. She has positions of trust at Hanaholmen and Frame Contemporary Art Finland. Westerholm is looking forward to developing the activities of The Nordic House in Reykjavik:
“I want The Nordic House to serve as a platform for discussion on current issues in the Nordic arena. My goals will be to develop cohesive programmes that transcend the boundaries of different areas of the arts, and to develop a first-rate programme for children and young people.”
Westerholm will take over from current director Mikkel Harder Munck-Hansen, who is leaving the role after a four-year tenure.
The Nordic House in Reykjavik
The Nordic House in Reykjavik promotes Nordic co-operation and strengthens Nordic cohesion. The institution is a centre for Nordic culture and knowledge and serves as a creative hub that fosters and supports cultural connections between Iceland and the rest of the Nordic Region. The Nordic House was designed by architect Alvar Aalto.