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Emilie Gordenker nieuwe directeur Van Gogh Museum

The Supervisory Board of the Van Gogh Museum announced today that Emilie Gordenker has been appointed General Director of the Van Gogh Museum. As of 1 February 2020 she will succeed the former General Director Axel Rüger, who is – as of 1 June 2019 - Secretary and CEO at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Emilie Gordenker: ‘After 12 wonderful years at the Mauritshuis, it is time for a new challenge. I am absolutely thrilled to move to the Van Gogh Museum. It will be an honour to lead such a successful museum and I look forward to build on that success in the future. The Mauritshuis, its collection, its building and its staff will always have a special place in my heart.’


Jaap Winter, chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Van Gogh Museum congratulates Emilie Gordenker with her appointment as general director: ‘The Supervisory Board is delighted to announce Emilie Gordenker’s appointment as the new general director. Emilie is an experienced museum director with an extensive national and international network, who will be able to develop - together with the Museum's staff - a clear long-term vision for the Van Gogh Museum. We very much look forward to her arrival and wish her the best of luck.’

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