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From 2017 to 2021, Joakim Malmström was Director of the Swedish Museum of Natural History. He was appointed Director General of the Swedish National Heritage Board as from April 2021.

Malmström gained a doctorate in History from Uppsala University in 2006. His thesis was entitled Herrskapen och den lokala Politiken: Eds socken ca 1650–1900 (“Politics and policies of the local gentry, c. 1650-1900”). Since then, he has acquired solid experience from leading positions within the Civil Service and from working within the fields of museums, cultural heritage and research. From 2006 to 2017 Malmström was employed by Stockholm University, first as Faculty Programme Director (2006–8) and then as Administrative Director of the Social Sciences Faculty (2008–11). In 2012 he became Planning Director with responsibility for the university’s budget and operational planning and follow-up. In 2013 he was appointed University Director, the top administrative appointment at the university and head of the central university administration, consisting of 12 departments and around 650 staff.

Joakim Malmström has held a number of elected positions within the fields of academia and arts and culture. Recently, he has served as chairman of the Council for the Swedish Central Museums.

Malmström was born in 1978 and lives outside of Uppsala.

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Mr. Lars Amréus left his position as Director General of the SNHB in March 2021.

A little bit of history

A European Heritage Summit was first organized in London on 26–28 April 2006 by Dr. Simon Thurley, former Chief Executive Officer of English Heritage. The mission of the Summit was to gather for the first time the European cultural heritage leaders who had the opportunity to exchange their experience and initiate common actions. It was attended by 23 European states which agreed in the Final Statement to continue to meet annually as a forum of European heritage heads, known as the “European Heritage Heads Forum”. Future hosting countries are chosen by general agreement at the annual meeting.

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