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Who we are


We share the best of Dutch Golden Age painting in our house.


The staff of the Mauritshuis consists of more about 70 people working in the Collections, Education, Development, Facilities Management, Finance and Marketing departments. The Mauritshuis is managed by two directors: Emilie Gordenker and Sander Uitdenbogaard. The management answers to the Supervisory Board.

The Mauritshuis was a state museum until 1995, at which point it became independent. The organisation established to this end, the Foundation Royal Picture Gallery of Mauritshuis, is responsible for managing the building and the collection. The management and operations of the Prince William V Gallery are also under the aegis of the Mauritshuis. Please see the annual report for more information on the organisation.


Dr. Emilie E.S. Gordenker
Director of the Mauritshuis

Emilie Gordenker (born 1965, Princeton, New Jersey, United States) has been director of the Mauritshuis since 1 January 2008. 

Emilie was awarded her doctorate in 1998 by the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her thesis, Van Dyck and the Representation of Dress in Seventeenth-Century Portraiture, was published in 2001 by Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, Belgium. During her time in New York, she worked for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick Collection and the Netherlands Institute for Art History, and lectured at Rutgers University, New York University, Vassar College and the Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Arts.

From 1999 to 2003, Emilie worked in London for companies in the domain of new media while also continuing to publish on her specialism and related subjects. In December 2003, she was named Senior Curator of Early Netherlandish, Dutch and Flemish Art at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. In January 2008, she was appointed director of the Mauritshuis.

Sander Uitdenbogaard
Director of Finance & Operations of the Mauritshuis

Sander Uitdenbogaard (1967) is Director of Finance & Operations of the Mauritshuis since 1 January 2017. 

During his time as Director at Panorama Mesdag in The Hague he supervised the completion of the renovations and the reopening of the museum. He was also responsible for repositioning the museum and was the driving force behind the highly successful Mesdag Year in 2015. His career to date includes a deputy directorship at the Museum for Realism and, prior to that, various management and board positions in the financial sector. 

Supervisory Board

E.M.L. Moerel (chairman)
R. Lelieveld (quaestor)
A. Kasem
T. Vellenga
M.S. Sellink