Sweden

Lars Amréus

Sweden

Lars Amréus (1964) is an archaeology graduate from Uppsala University. He started his career as an archaeologist/antiquarian at Stockholm University and later the Swedish National Heritage Board, conducting archaeological fieldwork in various parts of the country. In 1994-2000 he served as Head of Section at the Swedish Ministry of Culture, responsible for i.e. cultural heritage, museums and international co-operation in the heritage field. He entered the Swedish National Historical Museums in 2000 as Head of Strategy and Planning, being successively appointed Deputy Director, and, in 2005, Director General. He served as Chairperson of the Swedish Association of Museums 2007-2012, and was formerly a member of the European Museum Academy (EMA), while currently belonging to their Pool of Experts. He holds his present post as Director General of the Swedish National Heritage Board since March 2012. He is i.e. a member of H.M. King Carl XVI:s Council for Property and Buildings, a member of the Board of Trustees for the Swedish World Wildlife Foundation (WWF). He is also presently serving as Chairperson of the Association of Swedish Director Generals.

State Heritage Authority website: http://www.raa.se/