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anne britt ylvisåker: farge i målarkunsten

anne britt ylvisåker: lus, reinsdyr og åttebladsroser. norsk husflid som nasjonalt symbol

image analysis

During 15 years of teaching my preoccuppation has been what is to be read directly from the image surface. I have been specially focused on the use of colours, and at the academic community of Bergen National College of Art I was introduced to the NCS - Natural Colour System, an analysis system I found particularly applicable also for image analysis.

interpretation of tradition

Interpretation of tradition was the main subject of my post graduate thesis. The study was based on The Craft Council of Norway, examining how their different ways of interpreting tradition since 1891 and onwards are visualised through their product design. This has further affected how many of us understand the Norwegian identity.

Referring to tradition has served various groupes from time to time, but the aspects of tradition have changed due to the different purposes.

The same selective attitude has been fundamental also for our visions of both the use of folk costume and folk art.

collection strategy

A certain target makes a selective view, also when the museums are making their main stories through their collections of buildings and items. How is the selection being worked out, and - not less important: What have never reached the collections? And how to understand the changes in collection strategy?

As the head of the collection department at The West Norway Museum of Decorative Art I have also taken major interest in how to manage collecting objects characterized as more or less ephemerals.

The issue is further examined in the research project Mishmash and trash started in 2009.

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education

1987

Cand. Philol. Art History, University of Bergen

1982

Cand. Mag. Art history, etnology, public administration and organisation theory, University of Bergen

1978

One year class, weaving, Heimeyrkeskulen i Jølster/ Sogn og Fjordane High School

1977

One year class, sewing, Heimeyrkeskulen i Jølster/ Sogn og Fjordane High School

1976

G.C.E. (A.) Exam, Science and Mathematics, Sogndal Gymnas/ Sogn og Fjordane High School

work experience

1997->

Senior Curator, Art Museums of Bergen, dep. the West Norway Museum of Decorative Art

2009->

Research leave 60%

2007->

Coordinator, Documentation and Registration, Art Museums of Bergen

2002->

Head of Collection Department, Art Museums of Bergen, dep. the West Norway Museum of Decorative Art

1992-1994

Museum Manager, De Heibergske Samlinger - Sogn Folkemuseum

1984->

Museum experience

1988-1996

College teacher, National College of Art and Design (since 1996 Bergen National College of Art)

1987-1988

College teacher and coordinator, art history, elementary classes, Folkeuniversitetet.

selected commisions

1996->

Innkjøpsfondet for norsk kunsthåndverk

1997->

Utdelningsnämnden Stiftelsen Agnes Geijers fond för nordisk textilforskning

2005->

Brukarutvalet for Bevaringstenestene, Museumssenteret i Hordaland

2009->

Member Arts Council Norway

2001-2007

Styrerepresentant i Seksjon for kunst- og kunstindustrimuseum, Norges Museumsforbund

1997-2005

Tilsynsutvalet for tekstilatelieret i Hordaland

various

2007

Exhibition jury, Everyday Life, Norwegian Craft Council, region of Mid-Norway in co-operation with Norway National Museum of Decorative Art

2000

The president of the jury, The Water Ripple. National Design Contest, Norwegian Craft Assosiation

1987->

External examiner, University of Bergen, University of Tromsø