Jacob Wamberg, Professor, Department of Aesthetics and Communication, Aarhus University, Denmark has been elected as the new Chair of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Committee on Art History Research and Committee on Art History Research – Mads Øvlisen Scholarships.
Jacob Wamberg will become Chair on 1 January 2016.
Jacob Wamberg has been a member of both Committees since January 2012. As Chair, he succeeds Peter Nørgaard Larsen, Head, Collections and Research Department, National Gallery of Denmark, who is resigning from both Committees on 31 December 2015.
“The two committees have been very significant for art history research in Denmark, one of them especially by supporting a new and experimental field: practice-based research in art and curation. It is a privilege to be nominated, and I look forward to continuing to implement the excellent ambitions,” says Jacob Wamberg.
In addition, Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen, Associate Professor, Department of Aesthetics and Communication, Aarhus University is also resigning from both committees on 31 December 2015. Their successors are Maria Fabricius Hansen, Associate Professor, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen and Marianne Torp, Senior Research Curator, National Gallery of Denmark.
The Foundation’s Committee on Art History Research supports projects within art history research and projects that promote the development of art history research, mainly in Denmark. The Committee was established in 2000 and comprises a Chair and three members.
The Committee on Art History Research – Mads Øvlisen Scholarships awards PhD and postdoctoral scholarships on art history, art and curation to researchers affiliated with a university in Denmark. The Committee was established in 2006 and comprises the members of the Committee on Art History Research plus Mads Øvlisen.