Administration and maintenance

  • Jan S. Dølør


    Jan is the director of the museum, and has the overall professional and administrative responsibility. He works with strategy, planning, financial management and quality assurance.

  • Max Saltykov

    Finance manager

    Max is the finance manager, and is responsible for the accounting, budgeting and overall financial control of the museum.

  • Kristin I. Nilsen Harila

    HR Manager

    Kristin works with administrative tasks.

  • Merete Ødegaard


    Merete is a social anthropologist and works with the recent history of Alta. Her area of expertise is the Alta river and salmon/sport fishing. She also has tasks linked to exhibition work and preservation of collections.

  • Jan Roger Eriksen

    Head of operations/exhibition and operating technician

    Jan Roger is responsible for operations and maintenance of the museum perimeters: building, exhibitions, park and cultural heritage areas.

  • Sascha Kuhnert


    Sascha works with operations and maintenance of the museum perimeters: building, exhibitions, park and cultural heritage areas.

  • Meena Klaybut

    Cleaning assistant

    Meena is responsible for the daily cleaning of the museum and the exhibitions.

  • Prathueang (Tick) Padthesang

    Cleaning assistant

    Tic is responsible for the daily cleaning of the museum and the exhibitions.

Section for Marketing and customer services

  • Anita Tapio

    Section manager of Marketing and Customer Services

    Anita is head of marketing and is responsible for the tourism part of the enterprise, alongside the overall operation of reception, shop and café. She is also responsible for hiring summer personnel and weekend staff.

  • Linn Johansen

    Museum host

    Linn works with the daily operations of reception, museum shop and café. She focuses on events, but is also involved with most of the tasks that the marketing and customer services covers.

  • Hilde K. Olsen

    Butikk- og kafeansvarlig

    Hilde har som hovedoppgave å ta godt vare på museets gjester, samt daglig drift av museumsbutikk og kafe. Hun håndterer også en del av seksjonens økonomioppgaver.

Section for Rock Art and World Heritage

  • Evelyn Johnsen


    Evelyn er seksjonsleder for seksjonen som har ansvaret for arbeidet med verdensarvene (Bergkunsten i Alta og Struves meridianbue). Hun er utdannet arkeolog.

  • Karin Tansem

    Ph.D fellow

    Karin is currently underway with her ph.D, entitled "Rock Art, geology and aesthetics" at the Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology, University of Tromsø. She also works with rock art documentation.

  • Heidi Johansen


    Heidi has the recent years been responsible for different development- and information projects, like audioguides, guidebooks, exhibitions and information signs, and she is also working with the new rock art exhibition.

  • Mari Sofie Strifeldt Arntzen


    Mari works with documentation of the world heritage, museum exhibitons, public services as well as rock art management. Besides archaeology she also have a passion for photographing.

  • Rune Normann


    Rune mainly works with documentation of the world heritage, museum exhibitons, public services as well as with the rock art archive. He is also the leader of the comitee for temporary exhibitions and is an allround great guy!

  • Gerd Johanne Valen

    Site Manager Struves Geodetic Arc

    Gerd is the site manager of the Struve Geodetic Arc. She is an archeologist with supplementary studies in biology and history. She has extended experience with project management and preservation. She also works with exhibition production.

  • Eirik Haug Røe


    Eirik works with documentation of the World Heritage and the Struve Geodetic Arc, public services and rock art management. He has an degree in archaeology at the University of Oslo, and a PhD at the University of Groningen.

  • Geir Ivar Johansen

    Verdensarvkoordinator Struves Meridianbue

    Han har bakgrunn som statsviter og arbeid som lærer i samfunnsfag og realfag.

Section for Contemporary and Historical Times

  • Elin Johansen

    Seksjonsleder SOHT

    Seksjonsleder for samtid og historisk tid

  • Eva Dagny Johansen

    Senior Curator

    Eva Dagny is a social anthropologist with a PhD in museology. The title of her thesis is ”The repatriation fo Sámi cultural heritage - impacts on the local museum and communities in the Altafjord, Sápmi”. She works with dissemination, exhibition production, collections and research projects. She is project leader for Dutkan Davvin - Research in the North, a research network for museums in Troms and Finnmark county.

  • Maria Øien


    Maria is a social anthropologist with a PhD in Australian Indigenous Art. She works with dissemination, exhibition production, preservation of collections and research projects.

  • Ann-Silje Ingebrigtsen


    Ann-Silje is an art historian in charge of the registration of our museum collection. She also works with preservation of collections and exhibitions. She can also disseminate in Norwegian sign language.

  • Lena Karlstrøm


    Lena is a historian and works with the preservation of collections, as well as dissemination and exhibition production. She is responsible for the museum's collections of objects, photos, archives and historic buildings. Any question regarding the museum’s collection may be directed to her.

  • Kristin Nicolaysen

    Museum Lecturer

    Kristin is a visual anthropologist and is co-producing our new permanent exhibition. She also works with dissemination of various projects concerning Den kulturelle skolesekken (DKS).

  • Daria Polishchuk


    Daria has a background in visual anthropology and cultural project management. She is working on renewing our permanent exhibitions, educational offer for schools about the Alta conflict (DKS Altasaken) and various projects.