Laura Boxberg appointed new Director of The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux

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Laura Boxberg - Image: Wilma Hurskainen

Laura Boxberg (Master of Arts) has been appointed the new Director of The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux. Located in Brussels, The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux is part of the international Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes network worldwide. Boxberg will be starting at the institute from October.

Boxberg joins the institute from the contemporary arts advocate Frame Contemporary Art Finland, where she worked as the Head of Communications. Her previous experiences include curatorial work within the museums sector, working within the field of communications, as well as research at the University of Turku.

“I am very happy and excited to start working at the institute for the Benelux. In this role I aim to encourage new sustainable cultural collaborations, and strengthen existing partnerships on the cultural field. The rebuilding of the cultural sector is a critical factor when working internationally in a post-corona era,” Boxberg says.

“Laura Boxberg has a strong expertise in international cultural operations and community building. I am convinced that she will continue to cultivate the institute’s successful position as an international cultural liasion, bringing new practices and skills to the role. We extend her our warmest welcome to the task,” states Suvi Innilä, the chairman of the Finnish Cultural Institute in the Benelux Trust.

The Institute’s current Director Kati Laakso will start as the Executive Director at the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York in October. “Kati Laakso did an excellent job as the Institute’s Director, and continued to do so even during the challenges of the corona pandemic. We are very grateful for her contributions and wish her all the best in her new position,” Innilä adds.