The current Director of The National Museum, Oslo, will take up a new role as Director of Tate Modern later this year.
ll step down from her current role this summer to begin the new role in September 2023.
Hindso replaces Frances Morris, who has served as Director since 2016 and announced her intention to step down from the role last year.
Hindsbo has been Director of The National Museum in Oslo since its creation in 2017, and finalised the consolidation of the former National Gallery, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Architecture, and National Touring Exhibitions.
The new museum she and her staff developed was opened in June 2022 in a new 54,600 m2 building, which cares for a collection of 400,000 items, making it the largest museum in the Nordic countries.
Hindsbo has previously worked as Director of several art institutions and museums in Norway and Denmark, including Kode in Bergen, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum in Kristiansand, Kunsthal Aarhus, and Den Frie Centre for Contemporary Art in Copenhagen.
She was previously Editor in Chief of Danish cultural journal Øjeblikket, an external lecturer at the Institute of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen, and an assistant manager and curator at Overgaden, a contemporary art institute in Copenhagen. She studied at the Aarhus University and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.
Hindsbo called Tate Modern a “leading art museum and a ground-breaking institution.
“I am eager to continue the magnificent work being done, creating a unique and inspiring museum for a wide and diverse audience.”
Maria Balshaw, Director of Tate, said of the incoming Director: “The success of the new National Museum in Oslo – delivered in the midst of a global pandemic – is a testament to her skill as a leader.
“Working alongside the outstanding team at Tate Modern, I know Karin will bring vision, creativity and a spirit of artistic ambition that will enable us to continue reaching new heights in the years to come.”