Hanna Kristiina Lämsä is the Executive Director of the Association of Cultural Heritage Education in Finland. She graduated with a master’s degree in Political Sciences from the University of Helsinki. This was paired with academic studies at the Università degli studi di Firenze, Université Paul Valery, Montpellier, and the University of Turku. Her professional career started at the National Board of Education, where she was a producer / web-editor. This was followed by various positions at the Association of Cultural Heritage Education in Finland, NGO, where she gradually went from being a secretary, to project officer, and finally to executive director. In 2018 she headed a project for the Finnish Heritage Agency.
Hanna Kristiina Lämsä has published an article in the Annual book of Finnish Local Heritage Federation, and has remained active on various blogs and webfora, providing commentaries and statements on policy in the field of culture. In her capacity as executive director and projects officer, she has managed various cultural projects, most of them aimed at engaging the youth with cultural heritage. One of them, Cultural Leap: Educational Programme, won the Grand Prix of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards in 2018. She holds membership of the European Heritage Days Working group, the Board of Europa Nostra Finland, as well as a vice-membership of the National Committee on Sustainable Development (Prime Minister’s office). Her expertise covers cultural sustainability, education and learning, youth engagement, and policy-making.