Dr. Marika Hedin

director of Gustavianum, Uppsala University Museum  
Gallery Talk 
Gallery Talk

Dr. Marika Hedin

director of Gustavianum, Uppsala University Museum


Join us to hear Dr. Marika Hedin, director of Gustavianum, give insights into the long-term research, development, and archaeological digs that made The Vikings Begin possible.


About Marika:

Prior to joining Gustavianum, Dr. Hedin worked as a museum professional and as university researcher and lecturer. She was the director of the Vasa Museum between 2009 and 2014, and before that senior curator at the Nobel Museum for ten years. From 2003 to 2005, she was director of the Swedish Commission on Whiplash-Related Injuries. Between 1992 and 1998, Dr. Hedin taught history at Stockholm University and in the department of history and technology at the Royal Institute of Technology.

Dr. Hedin was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Notre Dame 1989–1990, was appointed Life Member at Clare Hall College (Cambridge University) in 2006, and received an Honorary Doctorate from Uppsala University in 2012. She is the Vice President of the International Congress of Maritime Museums, Museum Prefect for the Swedish Linnaeus Society, sits on the boards of the Zorn Museum and the Nobel Museum, and is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Right Livelihood Foundation.

Author and editor of several books—among them award-winning Bilden av svensk historia [Images of Swedish History]—as well as numerous articles, Dr. Hedin’s research has dealt with early Swedish liberalism, the history of science, the history of the Nobel prizes, and various aspects of public history. She has also worked with public history in radio and on TV, written textbooks for schools, and directed programme committees for numerous conferences and symposia.

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