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Pontus Hulten

Pontus Hulten, museum director, consultant.


  • Hulten, Pontus was born on June 21, 1924 in Stockholm. Son of Eric and Elsei (Vougt) Hulten.

  • Education

    • Doctor Art History, University Stockholm, 1951.


    • Founding director National Museum Modern Art, Stockholm, 1958-1973. Director Musee National d'Art Moderne, 1973-1981. Founding director Museum Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1981-1984.

      Art director Palazzo Grassi Spa, Venice, Italy. Director New Art School, Paris. Founding director Jean Tinguely Museum, Basel, Switzerland, Kunsthalle, Bonn, Germany.

      Consultant New Science Museum, Paris. Advisory consultant to president Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.


    • Children: Felix, Klara.
    • father: Eric Hulten
    • mother: Elsei (Vougt) Hulten
    • children: Felix Hulten
    • Klara Hulten
    Pontus Hulten
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    Born June 21, 1924
    Died October 25, 2006
    (aged 82)
    • 1951
      University Stockholm
    • 1958 - 1973
      Founding director, National Museum Modern Art
      Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
    • 1973 - 1981
      director, Musee National d'Art Moderne
    • 1981 - 1984
      founding director, Museum Contemporary Art