The members of staff work in three different areas: Administration & Maintenance and Security; Collections, Research & Conservation, and Learning & Interpretation and Communication & Brand Development.

The museum’s day-to-day management is carried out by director Mikkel Bogh and the museum’s three senior deputy directors Anne Bak-Hansen, Peter Nørgaard Larsen and Lise Korsgaard. The Director’s Office includes a secretariat which carries out tasks associated with American Friends, the production of exhibitions and fundraising.

Administration & Maintenance and Security
Deputy Director Anne Bak-Hansen

Maintenance and Security

Director of Maintenance and Security Michael Kjærsgaard Hansen
The department is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the museum’s buildings, technical facilities, fire protection and security. The switchboard and guard functions also belong under the auspices of this department.


Director of Administration Anne Bak-Hansen
The department is responsible for HR work, accounting, finances, budgets, IT equipment, and recordkeeping.

Art Handling and Internal Service
Head of Art Handling and Internal Service Erik Jensen
The unit is responsible for the museum’s in-house service operations and for art handling, i.e. hanging, installation and dismantling of art in the permanent collections and in the special exhibitions.

Collections, Research & Conservation
Deputy Director Peter Nørgaard Larsen

Conservation and Science/ CATS

Director of Conservation Pil Rasmussen
The conservators monitor and conserve the artworks, restoring damage and preventing new damage.  The department carries out research on the genesis of artworks, on the artist’s choice of materials, and on how such materials change over time. The department also handles records, loans, and photography. The department is part of the CATS - Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation.

Collections and Research

Director of Collections and Research Peter Nørgaard Larsen
Comprising The Royal Collections of Paintings and Sculpture, The Royal Collection of Graphic Arts, and the Royal Collection of Plaster Casts, the department regularly expands the collections through acquisitions of new works and is responsible for the displays of the collections. The department conducts research on art and artists featured in the collections. The results of that research are presented in various analogue and digital formats, for example in connection with exhibitions and publications. The Centre for Advanced Studies of Master Drawings and the Study Room also belong under the auspices of this department.

Collection Management and Digitization
Head of Collection Management and Digitization Kim Brasen
The unit maintains, develops and expands the museum’s art database, e.g. by photographing and digitising the collections and by managing digital administration of the collection in the Kunstdatabasen. The unit also includes the museum’s Registry office, which handles the logistics associated with loans to and from the museum. It also handles permanent loans and ongoing revisions to the SMK collections.


Learning and Interpretation & Communication and Brand Development
Deputy Director Lise Korsgaard

Learning and Interpretation

Director of Learning and Interpretation Berit Anne Larsen
The department qualifies and expands the users’ encounter with art in the displays of the permanent collection and in special exhibitions. The department helps stimulate the audience’s ability to see, experience and understand art, and it evolves the SMK’s potential as a place of learning and growth. Education activities, workshops, guided tours and the ULK art labs also belong under the auspices of this department.

Communication and Brand Development

Director of Communication and Brand Development Lise Korsgaard
The department is in charge of external communication, including press materials, the museum’s website and social media, marketing, stage events, experience communication, sponsorship agreements, corporate partnerships, and events and location hire.

Information and Service
Head of Information and Service Frederik Henrik Knap
The unit is responsible for handling and developing user experiences at the SMK and for the Booking and Information functions.

Digital Communication
Head of Digital Communication Jonas Heide Smith
The unit maintains and develops the SMK’s communication via digital channels and social media. The unit strives to expand the museum experience by digitising the museum collections and by engaging museum users in dialogue and exchanges based on digital media. This means that the museum experience extends beyond the physical museum setting – entering the realm of the users’ everyday lives.