The Groninger Museum is extrovert, quirky and colourful. Its high-quality collections and presentations constitute the foundations upon which the connections between visitors and the museum and visitors amongst themselves are strengthened. The Groninger Museum therefore aims to amaze an audience as broad as possible, prompt to form an opinion, and invite frequent and diverse use.
Who is who?
Andreas Blühm (general director)
Esther Moesker (managing director)
Nadia Abdelkaui (De Ploeg and Groningen Art from 1850)
Fabienne Chiang (Contemporary Art, Fashion, Design)
Lieuwe Jongsma (Curator Groninger Cultural History)
Egge Knol (Archaeology, History & Old Regional Arts and Crafts)
Ruud Schenk (Contemporary Art)
Heads of department
Sietse Bijsterveld (Security)
Ellis Hendriksen (Participation & Education)
Henk Jelijs (Facility Services / Head of Technical Department)
Geert Slagter (Controller)
Karina Smrkovsky (Communications/PR/Marketing)
Marlon Steensma (Collections)
Jeanine Bekker (Human Resource)
Fabiola Bierhoff (Exhibitions)
Mettina Bleker (Development & Fundraising)
Annetje de Boo (Online Communications)
Rob Dijkstra (Info Center)
Ademiek Gerritsma (Development & Events)
Saskia van Hijum (Events)
Alex Tjoelker (Outreach)
The Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of the Stichting Groninger Museum voor Stad en Lande (Groninger City and Country Museum Foundation) consists of the following individuals:
Mr Jacques Wallage (chair, audit committee and remuneration committee)
- Board member of Youth Smoking Prevention
- Visiting professor University of Groningen
Ms Cathy Jager (superintendent)
Head of the office of collections and exhibitions, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
- Member, board of trustees, Museum Speelklok (Musical Clock Museum), Utrecht
Ms Agnes Koops ( chair audit committee)
- Member, Board of Management, PWC Nederland N.V.
- Chair of the Board, PwC Accountants N.V.
Mr Sander Prinsen (member, remuneration committee)
Move Fast Ventures
Prof. dr. Elmer Sterken (member, audit committee)
Professor of monetary economics, University of Groningen;
Special advisor to the board, University of Groningen
- Chair of the supervisory board of the University of Humanistic Studies
- Chair of the board of QANU
- Chair of the board of the Socrates foundation.
- Secretary/treasurer of the Nicolaas Mulerius Foundation
Ms prof. ir. Nathalie de Vries
Founding partner MVRDV bv
Professor Public Building faculty Engineering TU Delft
- City architect of Groningen
Ms Charlotte Wekker (superintendent)
Lecturer in social studies, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen
Strategic policy advisor on inclusion and diversity to the Board of Hanze University of Applied Sciences
Counselor municipality Westerkwartier
The offices of the chair and members of the Board of Trustees are unpaid positions. The chair and members receive a compensation for expenses incurred.
Management salaries are in proportion to the size of the organisation and the nature of the duties. The Groninger Museum adheres to the collective labour agreement for museums.
Exhibition and project proposals
The Groninger Museum’s exhibition programme is devised and confirmed by the museum’s curatorial team and is based solely on invitations. The exhibition programme is planned up to approximately two years in advance.
The museum’s curatorial team follows actively both the Dutch and the international contemporary art field, but we do also accept exhibition and project proposals, which can be sent to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org (by e-mail only!). Your proposal should identify and provide a rationale for the exhibition concept or theme (1 page) and at most 6 images (.jpeg, 300 dpi, max 1 MB). For video art works, we ask you to include a link to the video file.
Since our exhibition programme is by invitation only, we do not give feedback on proposals sent to us. If your proposal has been successful, the museum’s curatorial team will contact you directly.