Wereldmuseum-organisatie

Organisation

We would like to introduce ourselves

The Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam became a partner of the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (NMVW, National Museum of World Cultures) in May 2017. Since then it shares both the collection and mission with the NMVW. The NMVW locations are the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, the Afrika Museum in Berg & Dal, and Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden.

General Director / Content Director - 
Bart Drenth & Wayne Modest

The Board of Directors is jointly responsible for the museum. The general director focuses mainly on governmental and administrative elements. The content director focuses mainly on the elements regarding content and societal responsibilities. 

Bart-Drenth
Bart Drenth -
General Director a.i.
Wayne-Modest
Wayne Modest - Content Director

 

Head of Research and Collections -
Henrietta Lidchi

Research and Collections drives forward all areas to do with intellectual access to collection, including research strategy, projects and programmes, collections interpretation and development. This includes policy questions such as provenance and the return of cultural objects. 

Henrietta-Lidchi
Henrietta Lidchi - Head of Research and Collections

Head of Programmes - 
Marielle Pals

Programming drives forward strategy and development of exhibitions, public programmes and education.

Marielle-Pals
Marielle Pals - Head of Programmes

Head of Delivery and Realisation - 
Cindy Zalm

Delivery and Realisation drives forward the areas of projects, collection management and IT and initiates operational innovation.

Cindy-Zalm
Cindy Zalm - Head of Delivery and Realisation

Head of Operations and Services - 
Miep Huivenaar

Operation and Services drives forward all areas that support the primary museal tasks and public facilities including the shops, restaurants and hospitality services. 

Miep-Huivenaar
Miep Huivenaar - Head of Operations and Services

Head of Public and Partnerships a.i. - 
Daan van Leeuwen

Public and Partnerships drives forward the relations with diverse audiences, governments, other museums and sponsors. With community building and engagement as core function, the department seeks to understand how our museum can better identify, recognize, acknowledge and take into account the needs of specific (potential) target groups and partners. Furthermore it drives forward new business models and ways to reach audiences via online media.