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Krister Olof Malm, museum director. Grantee Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, 1979; research fellow grant The Swedish Council for Research into the Humanities and Social Sciences, 1988.


Malm, Krister Olof was born on November 27, 1941 in Stockholm. Son of Kjell Svantesson and Eva Kristina Malm.


Bachelor, Uppsala University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Uppsala University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy cum laude, Gothenburg (Sweden) University, 1981.


Research assistant department of musicology Uppsala University, 1962-1968. Assistant director Trinidad & Tobago Folklore Achives, Port of Spain, 1969-1972. Director research and development Institute for National Concerts, Stockholm, since 1972.

Director Musikmuseet, The Swedish National Collections of Music, since 1983. Secretary subcommittee on Research and Development Swedish Government Committee on Higher Music Education, 1975-1977. Secretary Swedish Government Committee on the Phonogram Industry, 1976-1979.

Member executive committee MEDIACULT, Unesco Institute for Media and Culture, Vienna, 1980. Chairman phonogram committee Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs, 1987-1991. Member The Swedish Fiddler award jury, 1988.

Advisory board Ethnomusicology Research Digest, 1991. Chairman ICTM Commission on Copyright and Ownership in Traditional Music and Dance, 1991.


Executive secretary Swedish Folk Music Foundation, 1977-1983. Member International Music Council (Swedish national committee 1979, vice president Swedish committee 1991), International Council for Traditional Music (vice president 1995, president Swedish national committee 1988, board directors 1983, secretary Swedish national committee 1979-1988), Society Ethnomusicology.


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Married Anna Schöblom, June 23, 1963.

Kjell Svantesson

Eva Kristina Malm

Anna Schöblom