Sanna-Mari Niemi is a PhD-student doing interdisciplinary research between museology and comparative literature. She examines contemporary museum exhibition narratives: how fictional elements and various narrative techniques work in a museum space and what kind of value they might provide as interpretive strategies in mediating the collections and missions of museums.
In addition to writing her thesis, she works as a museum custodian in Finland’s national poet J. L. Runeberg’s home. Her interests include intermediality of arts, literary tourism and museum pedagogy. She is a board member of the Finnish Association for Museum Education, Pedaali.