The Rijksmuseum has announced that Hendrikje Crebolder, head of the development department since 2009, will join its board of directors. As the new director of development and media, she will be responsible for fundraising, communications, and marketing.
General director Taco Dibbits, said, “Hendrikje Crebolder is a great asset to the management team. Bringing fundraising and audience development expertise to the board is essential for the museum’s 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.”
Prior to her tenure at the Rijksmuseum, Crebolder served as a lawyer at Baker McKenzie in Amsterdam, Kazakhstan, Paris, and Madrid since 1997. She began working at the Rijksmuseum in 2006 and set up its development department three years later. Crebolder said, “I’m very honored 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.”