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Karina Lykke Grand



Karina Lykke Grand (b. 1974) | Associate Professor | PhD | Aarhus University | Faculty of Arts | School of Communication and Culture Art History | Langelandsgade 139 | building 1580 | 237 DK - 8000 Aarhus C 

Office: +45 87 16 30 42 | mobile: +45 24 42 70 37              


2015: Research management education, Aarhus University.

2014: Teacher Training Programme, Aarhus University (spring semester)  

2011: Diploma, module in Change Management (autumn semester) Ledelsesakademiet/Academy of Management, Aarhus/DK   

2004 - 2008: PhD, Aarhus University (Degree obtained: 30.4.2008) Grant from DDF/SHF. Thesis: New Optics on the Danish Golden Age – Travel Images and the ´Photographic´ Gaze   

1995 - 2003: MA Research Degree/magister artium, Aarhus University (degree obtained: 19.3.2003) Master’s Dissertation: Museum Marketing. Contracts – an Analysis of Contracts for Trapholt and Arken in the light of Museum Marketing and Contract Direction   

1998: University of Bergen (spring semester)   


Oct. 2015 - Associate Professor in Art History and Visual Culture, Aarhus University, Arts

Jun. 2012 - Sep. 2015: 

Assistant professor in Art History and Visual Culture, Aarhus University, Arts

Jan. 2012 – Oct. 2013: Consultant on GOLD – Treasures from the Danish Golden Age ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum (parallel with positions as postdoc and assistant professor)  

Sep. 2009 - Jun. 2012: Postdoc Aarhus University/Skovgaard Museet Grant from DFF/FKK. Project title: Danish Golden Age and National Romanticism – reassessed. Correspondences on Nationality, Danish Identity, and Art Value, Between Absolute Monarchy and Constitutional Government   

Nov. 2010 - Jun. 2011: Curator Randers Kunstmuseum/DK (part of postdoc-training, leave allocated by FKK)     

Nov. 2008 - Sep. 2009: Curator Skovgaard Museet, Viborg/DK     Jan. 2007 - Jan. 2008   Research assistant Aarhus University, Arts (parallel with last year as PhD student)     

Jan. 2003 - Jan. 2004 Development Consultant Center of museology, Aarhus University  

May 2001 - Apr. 2002   Curator/Marketing and PR Kunstmuseet Trapholt, Kolding/DK (parallel with writing my MA-thesis)     

Oct. 2001 - Jan. 2002: Evaluator  (parallel with writing my MA-thesis) Art Council of the Region of Vejle/DK       

Jan. 1999 - Jan. 2001: Art historical guide (during studies) Randers Kunstmuseum/DK    

Elected fellowships, trust memberships, positions and awards:

2018: Fellow of The Young Academy of Europe

2018: board member of Randers Kunstmuseum

2017: Advisory board - Nordic Institute of Art

2017-2021: Project Investigator of: Art and the Formation of National Identities (supported by The Danish Research Council) 

2016: Director: Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies: Founder (since 2014) andleader of interdisciplinary research centre focusing on 19th century art,history, cultural heritage, literature with 100+ leading members fromuniversities and museums in DK and abroad. Nordic research network established in 2016 (200+ international members).

2015: President of Nordic Association for Romantic Studies Founding board member since 2010. Nordic platform for European multidisciplinary research in 19th century. Since 2010 founding editor of the website: www.romantikstudier.dk & www.romantikstudier.dk/en/ (Danish and English version)     

2015- Founder and leader of interdisciplinary research unit focusing on nineteenth century

2014: Research award Ole Haslunds Kunstnerfonds Rejselegat 

2011: Award.  Asta og Mario Krohns Legat.   

2011- Founding editor of Romantik - Journal for the Study of Romanticisms International peer-reviewed academic journal with international editorial and advisory board   

2011-2014   Founding member of research unit Romanticism, funded by AU Ideas   

2011- Member of ICOM (International Council of Museum)     

2010-   Editor of Passepartout – Skrifter for kunsthistorie, a peer-reviewed journal of art history           

2010-   Peer-reviewer for Aarhus University Press, the periodical Nordisk Museologi, Passepartout (2014-), RIHA (2014-), Syddansk Universitetsforlag (2015-), SMK (2015-)     

2008   Consultant, 3XN Architects