More scrutiny to be imposed on The Stedelijk Museum by the City of Amsterdam

By Dirk Vanduffel - Wednesday, October 25, 2017
More scrutiny to be imposed on The Stedelijk Museum by the City of Amsterdam

As a follow up to the article by Kitty Jackson on Artdependence, we now present you with some exclusive information on the case of the assignment of a new director. The museum board has decided to appoint Jan Willem Sieburgh as the new ad interim business director. He will replace Ferdinand Grapperhaus who will take his role as Dutch Minister of Justice.

More scrutiny to be imposed on The Stedelijk Museum by the City of Amsterdam

As a follow up to the article by Kitty Jackson on Artdependence, we now present you with some exclusive information on the case of the assignment of a new director. The museum board has decided to appoint Jan Willem Sieburgh as the new ad interim business director. He will replace Ferdinand Grapperhaus who will take his role as Dutch Minister of Justice.

Artdependence spoke to Sebastiaan Meijer, spokesperson for Alderman Kajsa Ollongren who may soon become the next Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Re­lations in the new Dutch Govern­ment. 

The Stedelijk Museum is run like a foundation, which means that the City of Amsterdam subsidizes the museum for 12.003.530 € out of a total budget of 90.000.000 €. 

Lead for 3 weeks now by the newly appointed Minister of Justice, Ferdinand Grapperhaus as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, the board of directors needs to come up with a plan to solve the crisis that sprang out as a result of the incomplete year report of 2016 and the conflict of interest of previous director Beatrix Ruf.

The City is now looking even more closely at the daily management of the museum by the board of directors and the possible ways they can work together to decide what steps need to be taken to regain trust.

Image above: Stedelijk Museum, source

Dirk defines the overall policy of Artdependence Magazine, in addition to conducting interviews. He specializes in valuation and auctioning.

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 Geng Jianyi (1962–2017). The Second State, 1987. 130*196cm Painting, Oil on canvas. Courtesy: ShanghArt Gallery

Geng Jianyi (1962–2017). The Second State, 1987. 130*196cm Painting, Oil on canvas. Courtesy: ShanghArt Gallery

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