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Björn M. Buttler Jakobsen

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Björn is Museum Director for The museum of Foteviken, the Viking Town and The Medieval Ships. Björn has been director of the museum since 1993 and been in charge of EU-projects in which the museum has been involved in since 1998. His background as dramaturge, producer and film director in the film industry and working frequently with projects involving history and archaeology. During the 1980s and 1990s he was working with underwater research and documentation of ship wrecks and Maritime archaeology. He has a long experience of Maritime archaeology and especially ships from the Viking and Medieval period. Björn has also been leading some of the bigger Swedish maritime excavations of medieval ships in the museum’s region. He was leading the excavation and reconstruction of the medieval cog ship in Malmoe that is now available for visitors at the Museum.