Andreas Blühm new director of Groninger Museum

May 16, 2012

The Board of Trustees of the Groninger Museum has appointed Mr Andreas Blühm (53) as the director of the Groninger Museum
The Works Council has given a positive advice concerning this appointment. The staff of the Groningen Museum have reacted enthusiastically to Mr Blühm’s arrival.
The new director will begin on his new function in the Groninger Museum on September 3, 2012.

Dr Andreas Blühm was born in Berlin in 1959, and grew up in Bremen. Since 2005 he has been director of the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud in Cologne.
After studying Art History, Modern History and Classical Archaeology in Tübingen and Berlin (Freie Universität), he worked at the Museum of Art and Cultural History of the Hansestadt Lübeck, the Ostdeutsche Galerie in Regensburg, and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. In the Van Gogh Museum he was Head of Presentations and responsible for exhibition policy from 1993 to 2005.

In Andreas Blühm, the Groninger Museum has acquired a director with an international reputation and great allure. His presence in Groningen reinforces the position of the Groninger Museum as a national and international platform, and can further strengthen the position of the Museum in an eastward direction. Blühm is a specialist in 19th-century art and, as such, broadens the expertise already present in the Museum. In his previous positions, Blühm has proven to be an inspired museum functionary and very capable manager.

For additional information, please contact the Communications Department of the Groninger Museum: Josee Selbach +31 (0)50 3666555,

Photo's Adreas Blühm

May 2012

Photo's Adreas Blühm (.ZIP)