About the organisation
The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag employs around 120 people directly. It also takes people on work experience, uses freelancers and contracts work out to companies. The museum was privatised in 1999 and it is now run by a Foundation (Stichting) headed by the Director. A Supervisory Board checks that the museum is being properly managed.
The Supervisory Board
The Supervisory Board of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Hague Museum of Photography, and GEM, museum of contemporary art assumed office on 1 January 2005. Its members are:
J.N.A. (Joop) van Caldenborgh
A. (Annabelle) Birnie
L. (Laetitia) Griffith
S.J. (Simon) van Driel
W.H.A. (Wiet) Pot
G. (Gabriella) Bekman
C. (Carel) van den Driest
Final responsibility for the management of the museum rests with the Director.
The staff of the museum work in 5 different sectors: Collections, Exhibitions, Marcom (i.e. Marketing and Communications), Education and Management.
Head: Hans Buurman
The Management Sector includes staff in a variety of disciplines; they support the work of the other departments and staff members.
Head: Prof.dr. Titus Eliens
The museum possesses a large collection embracing the fields of modern art, fashion, the decorative arts and musical instruments. The Collections Sector is responsible for the conservation and management of the collection and the cataloguing and documentation of the objects.
Head: Dr Franz W. Kaiser
The Exhibitions Sector is responsible for the organisation of exhibitions at the Gemeentemuseum, the Hague Museum of Photography and the GEM, museum of contemporary art.
Head: Gijs Meijer
The work of the Marcom Sector includes Information and PR, Marketing, Events and the museum shop. The Sector is responsible for the flow of information between the museum and the outside world.
Head: Jet van Overeem
The Education department is responsible for initiating, developing, organising and implementing a varied programme of educational activities for groups at e.g. primary and secondary school level. The department is also increasingly concerned with adult education.
Accredited host for work experience placements
The Gemeentemuseum is accredited by the GOC (the Dutch national training centre for the graphic and media design industries) to act as a host organisation for students of Graphic Design and Media Design on work experience placements. It also has accreditation as a work experience placement organisation from ECABO (for administrative occupations) and from the Kenniscentrum Handel (for trade and textile-related occupations).
The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag aims to provide professional development opportunities for museum staff across the board: from promising curators to young education officers and from expert security staff to gifted bookkeepers. The museum sees this as part of its corporate social responsibility.