Taja Vovk van Gaal

Taja Vovk van Gaal is a historian, sociologist and museum adviser. She graduated from the University of Ljubljana. Later on, she was director of the City Museum of Ljubljana (1997-2006), author and curator of many articles and exhibitions, member of boards of different professional—both national and international—organisations, inter alia President of the Museum Council at the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia. She was the Head of Support of the European Cultural Foundation (2006-2010), Judge of the European Museum of the Year Award (1999-2011) and member of the Board of Trustees of the European Museum Forum as well as the Board of Europeana (2011-2015).

From 2011 until June 2017, Taja Vovk Van Gaal was the Academic Project Leader of the House of European History. Since 1 June 2017 she acts as a Creative Director of the House of European History.