Hendrikje Crebolder (1970 Sumve, Tanzania) will join the Board of Directors of the Rijksmuseum
. As the Director of Development & Media she will work alongside General Director, Taco Dibbits and Director of Finance & Operations, Erik van Ginkel, and will be responsible for fundraising, communications and marketing. Hendrikje Crebolder has been the Head of Development at the Rijksmuseum since 2009.
Taco Dibbits, General Director, said: Hendrikje Crebolder is a great asset to the management team. Bringing fundraising and audience development expertise to the Board is essential for the museums operations and responds to the challenges the Rijksmuseum faces. With her international experience and expertise as a fundraiser, Hendrikje has successfully attracted many supporters to the museum.
Hendrikje Crebolder trained as a lawyer (Leiden, Cape Town and London). Since 1997 she had worked as a lawyer at Baker McKenzie in Amsterdam, Kazakhstan, Paris and Madrid. Since 2006 she has worked at the Rijksmuseum where she set up the Development Department in 2009. Under her leadership, the number of sponsors has increased and there are currently 150 private funds by name for acquisitions, research and education.
Hendrikje Crebolder said: I'm very honoured to be able to continue to work for this wonderful museum in this exciting new role. Since its foundation two centuries ago, the Rijksmuseum has existed thanks to the support and involvement of the Dutch public. Millions of people enjoy the museum every year. Developing and consolidating its unique relationship with visitors, sponsors and donors is of paramount importance for the future of the museum.