Nils works with the director, deputy director, and senior staff on long-range institutional initiatives, including strategic planning, museum identity/branding, and the ongoing expansion and renovation project. He also oversees an external relations area that encompasses publishing, the digital museum, public relations and marketing, and programs and events, as well as digital and printed content such as the museum’s website, catalogues and quarterlies, and bulk mail/email campaigns. Nils graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in music in 1989 and completed a Ph.D. in medieval studies at Cornell University in 1998. He started at the Hood Museum of Art in 2000 as a part-time editor.