About me

About me

From 1986 til 1999 I worked as a writer, musician and artist; making exhibition that aimed at in depth interaction with audiences. Meanwhile I earned a living doing many jobs like being journalist and copywriter, but also as an international truck driver. Then I saw the possibilities of internet for education and interaction. Within a year I made a career from webdesigner to project manager, working for Dutch television (a.o. Live&Cooking, Wie Is De Mol) and brands like Heineken and KPN. A change in the company, which became part of a television production company, made me art director and concept developer, working on the interactive department for many tv programs and brands like Heineken, and NGO’s like Plan International and World Wildlife Fund. Not long after that I became editor in chief of two (educational) children’s magazines (Bobo, ZoZitDat?!) at Sanoma Publishers in the Netherlands. I renewed the magazines, made them more interactive and more profitable.
Then I returned to the cultural sector working at Tinker Imagineers as en conceptdeveloper, advising on sustainability, experience design and innovation.
In 2008 I started Museummaker, a company for idea development, museum concepts and engagement strategy for sustainable goals and held positions like quartermaker / head of museum at the Municipality Museum in Weesp, head curator / museum affairs at Technology Museum HEIM (now OYFO), responsible for the integration of art, technology education and heritage in the to be renovated museum, and ‘libero’ at the Netherlands Open air Museum in Arnhem, working on the new museum vision, identity & positioning in which the Sustainable Development Goals and co=creation with the audience play a big role.
Meanwhile I founded and manage Heritage 2.0 (erfgoed 2.0), a knowledge network for heritage professionals, ErfgoedZaak (heritage business & entrepreneurship), Inheritage.eu (heritage interpretation for archeology and historic sites), Collectiewijzer (network for collection care, management and knowledge). I was a member of the Innovation Council Public Libraries (Royal Dutch Library), and board member of several foundations.
At present I still work as a consultant, speaker and trainer, in the Netherlands and internationally. I am also guest lecturer at the Reinwardt Academy in Amsterdam and at master Art Education at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Tilburg.