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Experience in The Netherlands, education and training

In museums:
  From May 2004 till May 2006: Acting (voluntary) director of the Museum of War and Resistance in Rotterdam (http://www.ovmrotterdam.nl)
  From 1996 till 2003: Secretary of the Historical Museum Rotterdam (strategic plans, marketing plans , collection plans, yearly plans, extension of storage capacities; interim management in departments, special projects)
  From 1987 till 1996: first Head of Personnel and Organisation, later Head of the Supporting Department of the Rotterdam Municipal Museum Service (organisational advice, personnel management, conflict management, project management, contact with sponsors, reorganisations, individual coaching)

In other organisations:
  From 1980 till 1987: Head of Personnel, Organisation and General Affairs at the City Housing Service (coordination of a major reorganisation)
  From 1970 till 1980: Head of Personnel at Weverij De Ploeg in Bergeijk (many reorganisations and redundancies)
  Before 1970: work in accounting, business economics and financial affairs

Other activities and projects
Projects:
   Advice about remuneration to the Foundation of Schiedam Windmills (2005)
  Quick scan of the museums in the municipality of Veere about a possible central staff (2005)
  Workshops quality management in museums (2004 and 2005)
  Consultant to the Board of the Comenius Museum Naarden on the museums' future, February/March 2003 and later in 2005
  Advice to the municipality of Leidschendam - Voorburg about the museum-situation (2003 and 2004)
  Partner in courses "management in museums" organised by provincial museum advisors in 2002 en 2003

Recent publications:
  "With Herman Aarts: Introduction in Museum management for students of the Pedagogical University Volgda, Russia (2006)
  "Quality management in museums" in Dutch, together with Goffe Germeraad, 2004, Elsevier Overheid, Ős-Gravenhage, ISBN 90 5901 987 3

Earlier publications:
  Editor and co-author of a book on museum management, VUGA The Hague 1992
  Editor and author of a book on functions and organisation in museums
  Articles in Museumvisie (magazine of the Netherlands Museums Association)
  Co-author in a syllabus on management of small museums
  Editor and co-author of a manual on personnel management

Boardmembership etc. at present:
  Secretary of the Foundation Babicka since 2004 (http://www.babicka.nl)
  Advisor of the Flagmuseum (since 2003)
  Erfgoedhuis Zuid Holland since January 2003 (Provincial heritage organisation)
  Provincial Museums Association Zuid Holland since April 2002

Earlier boardmemberships:
  Advisor and member of the executive board of the Museum of War and Resistance, Rotterdam (2000 till 2006)
  Nature museum Rotterdam (1988-1996)
  Secretary of the section on Management of the Netherlands Museums Association (1988-1994)
  Member editorial board of the magazine of the Netherlands association on Personnel Management (1975-1996)

Education and training:
  Higher education in business economics and accounting
  Higher education in personnel management and organisation
  Training in conflict management, negotiating, organisational development, presentation, museum management, project management, training design and development