Knut Ljøgodt

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Knut Ljøgodt (born 1968 in Ullensaker) is a Norwegian art historian. He was museum director of The Northern Norway Art Museum in Tromsø between 2008-2016 and founding director of Kunsthall Svalbard in Longyearbyen since 2015.

Knut Ljøgot

Ljøgodt holds a cand.philol. degree from University of Oslo and a Dr. Philos. from The University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway.[1] He also studied at Courtauld Institute of Art in London and the Norwegian Institute in Rome.[2]

Amongst Ljøgodt's speciality fields are Scandinavian and European art from the 1800s, as well as modern Norwegian art. He has written several publications within these fields and been responsible for exhibitions such as Black Romance – Gothic Horror and Decadence (2009), A. K. DolvenAhead (2009), History Depicted (2011/2012), Knud Baade – Moonlight Romantic (2012), David HockneyThe Northern Landscapes (2012), Olav Christopher JenssenThe Donation (2014) and Peder Balke – Vision and Revolution (2014), in collaboration with The National Gallery of London.[3]

In February 2015 Ljøgodt initiated the establishment of a satellite of The Northern Norway Art Museum under the name of Kunsthall Svalbard in the Spitzbergen town of Longyearbyen. The space is dedicated to international contemporary art.[citation needed]