Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde, the museum housed in the home of the late artist Prince Eugen of Sweden, has announced that Karin Sidén will succeed Elsebeth Welander-Berggren as head of the museum on 1 February 2012.
Elsebeth Welander-Berggren became the first female head of the museum when she succeeded Hans Henrik Brummer in 2007. She will reach her 67th birthday, the mandatory age of retirement in Sweden, next year. At the age of fifty her successor may on the other hand be set for a long term as leader of the museum.
Karin Sidén is currently assistant professor in art history at the University of Uppsala and Director of Research, Archives and Art Library at National Museum of Sweden.