Line Daatland (b. 1975) is department head of art and design at KODE and has for many years been responsible for disseminating knowledge about Nikolai Astrup’s oeuvre to the public. In 2011 she was project coordinator and curator for a new mounting of the Astrup collection that the DNB Savings Bank Foundation has deposited at KODE. As part of the exhibition the Astrup app and research website were developed and launched under the leadership of Daatland.

Contact: line.daatland (at)

Kesia Eidesen (b. 1987) has an M.A. in art history from the University of Oslo, with art and ideology during the interwar period as her major. Eidesen also has archival expertise with particular knowledge about the handling of historical paper archives. Since autumn 2016 she is standing in for Tove K. Haugsbø as project manager of the Astrup Centre.

Contact: kesia.eidesen (at)

Tove Kårstad Haugsbø (b. 1984) has a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Bergen and KODE. Haugsbø defended her doctoral thesis “Fortida gjennom notida. Nikolai Astrups kunst i nye perspektiv” in 2015 and has for many years disseminated knowledge about Astrup to the public, both at Astruptunet and KODE. In 2011 she was curator of the exhibition “Nikolai Astrup. Å møtast på ein klote, på ein stad” at Baroniet Rosendal and also authored the exhibition catalogue. The same year she was co-curator of the Astrup exhibition at KODE along with Line Daatland. Haugsbø is also responsible for the research website

Contact: tove.haugsbo (at)

Tor Martin Leknes (b. 1981) has an M.A. in art history from the University of Bergen and has been affiliated with KODE since 2009. Leknes is employed as a scholarly assistant at the Astrup Centre with major responsibility for transcribing Nikolai Astrup’s written texts and developing the digital archive.

Contact: tormartin (at)


Other contributors

Oda Wildhagen Gjessing (b. 1979) is an art historian and conservator of the DNB Savings Bank Foundation’s art collection, and KODE’s contact in matters concerning the Astrup collection. One of Gjessing’s major interests and field of expertise is Edvard Munch, and she has treated the connections between Munch’s and Astrup’s graphic works. In 2005-06 she curated the touring exhibition “Nikolai Astrup and Edvard Munch”, which was shown in a number of museums around Norway. She also wrote a catalogue for this exhibition.

Contact: oda.gjessing (at)

Kari Greve (b. 1955) is conservator of works on paper at the National Gallery and has devoted many years to compiling an inventory and registering Astrup’s woodcuts. The work culminated in the book Nikolai Astrup: Tresnitt in 2010, which contains fine illustrations, catalogue information and explanatory quotes regarding some of the motifs taken from a selection of Astrup’s letters. The book also includes articles written by Kari Greve, Oda Wildhagen Gjessing and Øystein Loge.

Contact: kari.greve (at)

Solveig Berg Lofnes (b. 1954) is head of Astruptunet and Eikaasgalleriet, among the Museums in Sogn og Fjordane. She has been engaged in disseminating knowledge about Nikolai Astrup from 1983 until today, and has broad expertise on the artist and his native Jølster. In 2007 Berg Lofsnes published Astrup – Nikolai Astrup og Jølster, a guidebook about the life of the artist, Astruptunet and Jølster.

Contact: solveig.berg.lofnes (at)

Arlyne Moi (b. 1959) works as a freelance translator with English as her mother tongue, and has contributed several translations on this website. With an M.A. from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design, she has a major interest in art-related texts. Since 1996, in collaboration with various Norwegian art museums, galleries, artists and art associations, she has made countless texts available to an English speaking public.

Contact: arlyne (at)

Francesca Nichols (b. 1952) is a freelance translator with an M.A. in Russian Literature and Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Since moving to Norway she has collaborated with leading Norwegian publishers and art institutions, and as the Munch Museum’s main English translator since 2007, she has also translated Edvard Munch’s literary prose for their digital archive On this website she has translated Nikolai Astrup’s letters, and more. Member of the Norwegian Non-fiction Writers and Translators Association (NFF) since 1996.

Contact: fmnichols (at)

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