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World Library and Information Congress: 71st IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries - A voyage of discovery"

August 14th - 18th 2005, Oslo, Norway

Plenary Speaker

Åse Kleveland

Åse Kleveland

Åse Kleveland was born in Sweden in 1949 and has lived in Norway since 1956. She studied law at the University of Oslo with particular emphasis on copyright and authors rights from 1969.

In the eighties she was president of the Norwegian Musicians and Artists Unions and member of numerous boards, councils and committees in the field of culture, sport and city planning. Between 1980 and 1990 she hosted numerous television programmes. From 1986 to 1990 she was president of The Equal Rights Council by the Norwegian Government and from 1987 to 1990 CEO of Park Partners, Norway.

She was appointed director of culture and ceremonies for the 17th Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer. In November 1990 she was appointed Minister of culture, media and sport. In this position (which she held until 1996) she took on the political responsibility for the Lillehammer Games. Åse Kleveland has accepted major national awards in the fields of cinema, architecture and design for her political achievements.

To-day she is CEO of Swedish Film Institute and Chairman of the Board of Scandinavian Films, The Ingmar Bergman Foundation and EDCF -European Digital Cinema Forum.

In 2003 Kleveland was awarded "les insignes de Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur"

Date: Tuesday 16th August
Time: 12.45-13.45
Title: Libraries and the challenge of cultural policies in a digital age