The screening is part of a series of ten documentary films 'Architects in the Picture' about Iconic Architect's Houses, scheduled at the Van Schijndel House in Utrecht, Netherlands. In order to reach a larger audience, each film is also screened a month later at the Utrecht Filmtheater 't Hoogt.
This lecture by Susanna Pettersson, director of the Alvar Aalto Foundation, was held at the Van Schijndel House 10 February 2013. Dr. Susanna Pettersson is an art historian specialised in museum history and collection studies that has published widely on the subject. Her publications include The Finnish Museum History (ed., 2010), and Collections Mobility, a Way Forward for Museums in Europe (ed., 2010). Her current research interests cover modern house museums, display strategies and historiographical notions of Alvar Aalto. Pettersson has more than twenty years of experience within the museum sector. She has been the Director of the Alvar Aalto Foundation/Alvar Aalto Museum since 2010. Before that, she worked at the Finnish National Gallery as one of its directors, responsible for national research and development projects. Pettersson has wide international experience from several expert groups and networks. As an Adjunct Professor, she gives lectures on museology at the Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam and the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. As of March 2013 Pettersson is the director of The Finnish Institute in London.