North America

Mr Thomas AAGESON- Santa Fe, New Mexico,USA

THOMAS AAGESON is presently the Executive Director of  the Museum of New Mexico Foundation (MNMF) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was  Executive Director of Aid to Artisans, an international NGO, from 1995 to 2000  and the Director of Programme Initiatives from 2000 to 2002. Aageson is a  cultural entrepreneur having created the successful Maritime  Art Gallery  at Mystic Seaport Museum  along with a print and book publishing venture. He advises UNESCO’s Division of  Cultural Expressions and Creative Industries, created the Santa Fe Cultural  Leaders Group, co-founded the International Folk Art Market and was a recipient  of the Mayor’s Arts Award for this new event.   Tom Aageson was recognized as one of New Mexico Business Weekly’s “Ten  Power People in the Arts” for  2005  and “Top 100 Power People in New Mexico” in  2006.