About us

Gustaf Wilhelm Palm

View of Ariccia (1841) ©LACMA



Christen Købke

Portrait of Frederik Sødring, 1832 (Detail) Hirschsprung Collection

Nordic Institute of Art is an organisation founded with the mission to stimulate research and promotion of historical and modern art from the Nordic countries in an international context.

The institute aims further at fostering interest and expertise in other key areas of art history, such as European 19th century and overseas art, as well as to explore and map lesser known aspects of art history, and create international connections for the domestic art scene.

Nordic Institute of Art is an independent, non-profit organisation, founded by Dr. Knut Ljøgodt. It is overseen in strategic and academic matters by an Advisory Board, whose members are leading, international art historians. The Institute is organised as a network of Associated Fellows, including Scandinavian and international scholars, curators and other art experts, and collaborates with museums and other institutions, as well as with foundations, collectors and publishers.

Through its unique expertise and network, the Institute organises exhibitions, seminars, lectures and other events. Central to the institute´s remit is also to produce monographs, catalogues raisonnés and other academic publications on Nordic and international artists. The program focuses primarily on art from ca. 1800 and up to the post-war period.

Nordic Institute of Art does not engage in the art market, but provides advice to public and private art institutions, offers services such as cataloguing and research of collections and individual art works, as well as advise on strategies for institutions and for private and public collections.

Ole Jørgen Ness

Why Art history is more important/interesting than Art theory

© Ole Jørgen Ness 2017