Jan-Lauritz Opstad

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Jan-Lauritz Opstad (4 November 1950 – 21 November 2018) was a Norwegian museum director and art historian.


He was born in Sarpsborg as a son of Lauritz Opstad. In 1979 he was hired as director of the Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, a position he held until 2013. His special field is enameling history, and important books include Norsk emalje: Kunsthåndverk i verdenstoppen (1994).[1] He died on 21 November 2018.[2]


  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Jan-Lauritz Opstad". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Museumsmann og kunsthistoriker Jan-Lauritz Opstad er død". Adresseavisen (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2018-11-25. (Subscription required (help)).