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.