Ketil Gjølme Andersen

Senior curator at the Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Industry

About Gjølme Andersen

Ketil Gjøme Andersen is senior curator at the Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Industry in Oslo.

Andersen is educated as a historian at the University of Oslo with a PhD focusing upon intellectual discourses on economy and technology in Germany during the interwar years (2002).

For many years Assistant Professor at the University of Oslo Andersen has published books about industrial research and the development of the nitrogen in industry in Norway.

In his current position as a museum curator Andersen has extended his interest to museum history and museology, publishing a book on those topics in 2014. Together with historians at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology Andersen in 2010 initiated a large research project about forced labor in Norway during the Second World War utilizing source material from a newly opened “Organization Todt archives” in Oslo.

Andersen is working on a monography on Organisation Todt in Norway and is at the same time curating an exhibition about forced labor to open in Oslo in 2017.