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We are looking for Conservator - Marienlyst project

Drammen's Museum of Art and Cultural History is a scientific foundation that owns and manages large collections of artefacts and close to 60 buildings, of which two are listed amusement park facilities in Drammen.

Drammens Museum will be a central meeting place where everyone can experience history, culture and art in green surroundings.

The museum moved into Marienlyst gård in 1910 and opened to the public for the town's jubilee in 1911. The amusement park has been closed for the past 20 years, but the museum has started the Marienlyst project to reopen the amusement park to the public.

An important first phase of the project has been research into the building's history and publication of the research publication Back to nature by Dr. Philos Mikkel B Tin, in October 2021. The book provides new knowledge about the farm's history from 1750 to 1910, and forms the professional foundation for the work on the reopening.

Drammens Museum is a member of the Manor Network and the Marienlyst project will be an important project as the museum's contribution to the network.

The museum has created a project position as conservator to lead the professional work.


We are looking for Conservator - Marienlyst project

The conservator will be given project management responsibility for the Marienlyst project and responsibility for researching the museum's collections and buildings relevant to the project, curating the exhibition and dissemination concept as well as preparing research-based texts as a basis for dissemination of the pleasure garden facility.

The work will mainly include research, knowledge production and exhibition production

  • targeted research into the museum's collections, buildings and gardens relevant to the pleasure garden Marienlyst, which results in scientific texts and studies, exhibitions, and the basis for refurbishing the interiors
  • production of basic texts for dissemination of the pleasure garden
  • production of basic texts for project descriptions and project applications
  • professional contribution to specialist seminars, lectures and other presentations
  • publication of scientific and popular science texts about the project
  • presentation of the project in the Manor network

Requirements for qualifications

  • relevant research competence - minimum requirements conservator NMF or PhD
  • relevant expertise in art and cultural history
  • documented experience as an exhibition curator
  • documented experience in research and knowledge production and dissemination of this
  • documented publication of scientific texts

The candidate we are looking for is flexible, systematic and results-oriented, and has good collaboration and implementation skills. The candidate must also have good oral and written presentation skills.

The position reports to the director and has project management responsibilities. The museum has a project organization which means that the conservator will cooperate with the whole team.

The positions are a time-limited project position, where duration and scope are agreed in more detail in the recruitment process.

Application deadline: 30 March

Applications with a detailed CV are sent to

Attachments to the application must include:

  • documentation of education
  • documentation on research projects
  • overview list of publication and exhibition projects
  • other relevant information to document qualifications