Board Members


Hanna Johansson

Ph.D., Professor of Contemporary Art Research

Art historian and docent Hanna Johansson works as Professor of Contemporary Art Research at the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts in Helsinki. She has previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (2007-2009), as a researcher at the University of Helsinki (2000-2005) and at the Finnish National Gallery’s Central Art Archive (1998-1999). Johansson has lectured widely at universities and art schools. She has also worked as a curator and written art criticism for numerous publications. Contemporary art, its nature aspect and theoretical concepts are the most central areas of Johansson’s research. She has an extensive publication record on Finnish and international contemporary art.


Max Mickelsson

Partner, strategist, Co-founders Oy


Lauri Paloheimo

Chair of the Leonora ja Yrjö Paloheimo Foundation


Marja Ramm-Schmidt, chair

Master of Laws with court training

Marja Ramm-Schmidt, attorney-at-law, has acted as an advisor to Finnish and Finland-based foreign companies since the 1980’s. She has extensive experience of legal proceedings and currently specializes in arbitration. She also advises clients on the property law related to inheritance. In her capacity as legal expert, she is president or a member of the board of several foundations.


Marja Sakari

Ph.D.,Director, Ateneum Art Museum


Hanna Snellman

Ph.D., Vice-Rector, University of Helsinki