Jan Willem Sieburgh

Stedelijk Museum Appoints Jan Willem Sieburgh Interim Business Director

Since Beatrix Ruf’s resignation as the Stedelijk Museum’s director, the institution has appointed Jan Willem Sieburgh as its interim business director, writes Alex Greenberger of Artnews. Ruf left the Stedelijk after it was revealed that she was running her own private art consultancy while at the helm of a major cultural nonprofit, and chose not to divulge certain details about a donation of six hundred artworks to the museum from Thomas Borgmann.

Sieburgh starts his post on November 1. He is coming to the Stedelijk from Rotterdam’s Wereldmuseum. Before that, he was the director of the Rijksmuseum and the interim director of the Troepenmuseum, both in Amsterdam. The Stedelijk has not yet announced any plans for a new director.