Morten Kyndrup (1952), dr.phil., has been a professor (chair) of Aesthetics and Culture at Aarhus University since 1995.
He has held numerous elected offices and leadership positions in both the academic and cultural fields, including vice chairman of the board of ARoS Aarhus Art Museum 1990-2006, chairman of the board of the Jutland Art Academy 1997-2006, and chairman of the Steering Committee for the Danish Centre for Design Research under the Danish Ministry of Culture 2006-2013. Chairman of the Danish National Board for Doctoral Education (FUU) 2004-2007, founder and director of the Doctoral School of Arts and Aesthetics 2001-2011. Founder and director of AIAS, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies 2012-2019. A member of the board of the New Carlsberg Foundation (and thus of the board of the New Carlsberg Glyptotek) since 2006. Acting chairman of the boards 1.1.19-28.2.20.
Morten Kyndrup has authored seven books and hundreds of research articles about art history and theory. In recent years, not least about the issue of aesthetic value in and outside the arts and about the role of aesthetic quality in our everyday interactions with art, objects and each other. Most recent monograph is Den æstetiske relation. Sanseoplevelsen mellem kunst, videnskab, filosofi (Gyldendal 2008).