The Mauritshuis appoints Sander Uitdenbogaard as Deputy Director
The Supervisory Board of the Mauritshuis has appointed Sander Uitdenbogaard as the museum’s new Deputy Director. Uitdenbogaard, currently Director at the Hague’s Panorama Mesdag, will take up his new position on 1 January 2017. In his new role he will be responsible for financial affairs, marketing, human resources and facilities. Uitdenbogaard succeeds Victor Moussault, who leaves the Mauritshuis to focus on project management and consultancy for institutions such as Het Loo Palace and the Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo, Norway.
Emilie Gordenker and Sander Uitdenbogaard. Photo: Ivo Hoekstra
Supervisory board chairman Alex Wynaendts: ‘The Supervisory Board is delighted with the appointment of Uitdenbogaard. We regard him as an excellent candidate for the position of Deputy Director at the Mauritshuis.’
Director of the Mauritshuis Emilie Gordenker: ‘I’m delighted that Sander Uitdenbogaard has been named Deputy Director. We already know each other and I’m sure we will make a great team.’
Sander Uitdenbogaard: ‘It’s a great honour to be able to make a contribution to the leading museum of Dutch art of the Golden Age. I’m really looking forward to working together with Emilie Gordenker and the Mauritshuis team.”
During his time at Panorama Mesdag Sander Uitdenbogaard (1967) 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. Uitdenbogaard is known for his entrepreneurial skills, his focus on results and his ability to forge close relations.
The Mauritshuis houses a collection of world-famous painting by Dutch and Flemish Masters of the Golden Age in a majestic seventeenth-century setting. The museum’s historic rooms are filled with iconic artworks by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Steen and Rubens. Popular favourites are Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Goldfinch by Fabritius.
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