About us

The idea to create a cooperation between Castles and Museums around the Baltic Sea originated at Malbork, a small town in northern Poland in 1990 as a result of the new political situation in Europe. The initiative came from a Frenchman living in Poland and running a big company which had it´s base at Malbork. He got into contact with the director at Malbork Castle and together they invited a large number of museum directors from all the different countries around the Baltic Sea for a first discussion.

The Association of Castles and Museums around the Baltic Sea was founded at Malbork Castle in July 1991 and regulations were adopted, incorporating nine countries around the Baltic Sea. In each country there are different member Castles/Museums, all welcome to send delegates to a General Assembly. The General Assembly which is normally held in Malbork elects one delegate from each country to form a board and the General Assembly also elects a President and a Treasurer for the Association. The director at Malbork Castle is the permanent Vice President. The board meets at least twice a year and with different hosting castle.

The Association is a non-political and non-profitable organization. The aim of the Association is to promote cooperation and to increase the understanding of the cultural heritage between castles and museums around the Baltic Sea. The aim is to establish a network for teaching and learning amongst colleagues from similar castles and museum collections.The six pillars of the Association are research, education, restoration, management, marketing and tourism.

  Since 2017, the Association has been a Member Organization of Europa Nostra.

Ina Line, Latvia

Chairman of the Board

www.bauskasspils.lv

Christer Nilsson, Sweden

Secretary for the Association

www.skoklostersslottsvanner.se

Janusz Trupinda, Poland

Vice Chairman of the Board

www.zamek.malbork.pl

Marek Stokowski, Poland

Deputy Board Member

 www.zamek.malbork.pl

Agrita Ozola, Latvia

Deputy Board Member

www.tukumamuzejs.lv

Jouni Marjamäki, Finland

Treasurer, Board Member

 www.kansallismuseo.fi

Paula Kouki , Finland

Deputy Board Member

 www.hamina.fi

Viljar Vissel, Estonia

Board Member

www.svm.ee

Tönu Sepp, Estonia

Deputy Board Member

www.saaremaamuuseum.ee

Giedre Mileryte-Japertiene, Lithuania

Board Member

www.lnm.lt

Zivile Barkauskaite, Lithuania

Deputy Board Member

www.trakaimuziejus.lt

Mimmi Mannheimer, Sweden

Board Member

www.sfv.se

Jessica Söderqvist, Sweden

Deputy Board Member

www.skoklostersslott.se

Alexey Melnov, Russia

Board Member

 www.vyborgmuseum.org

Denmark

Germany