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Dennis Axelsson new member of the board for the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg appointed Dennis Axelsson new external board member for the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS).

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Dennis Axelsson, member of CCHS board
Dennis Axelsson, member of CCHS board and head of Urban Planning, Cultural Affairs Administration, Gothenburg/Gothenburg City Museum.
Photo: Dennis Axelsson

Dennis Axelsson replaces Cornelia Lönnroth who has held the position since 2016.

Dennis Axelsson is the Head of Urban Planning, Cultural Affairs Administration, Gothenburg/Gothenburg City Museum. The work there is primarily aimed at ensuring that cultural, social and aesthetic values are utilized and looked after in different ways as the city develops. Dennis took a master in conservation of built heritage at the Department of Conservation in Gothenburg and has previously worked for the Swedish National Heritage Board and Halland County Museums.

Other members of the board are Marie Demker (Dean, Faculty of Humanities), Sanne Kofod Olsen (Dean, Faculty of Art), Malin Broberg (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences) and Göran Hilmersson (Dean, Faculty of Science).

”Dennis Axelsson complements the external representation of CCHS in an excellent way. Focus on community planning issues and urban development is important for all our research clusters, albeit with slight differentiation. In addition, the Gothenburg City Museum has played an important role in the creation of the centre since the formation ten years ago, and the collaboration between the museum and the university's researchers and institutions is extensive. Dennis' not-so-common placement at a city development unit focusing on culture, heritage and history will be an asset to us all", says Ola Wetterberg, Director CCHS.