The Kunsthal Rotterdam organisation is a small and effective team. The organisational structure has four components: content, business, general and auxiliary.

The content staff are responsible for the programme, exhibitions, activities and communication concerning the exhibitions. Its members are the general director, three exhibition curators, the registrar, head of production, two communication officers, an education officer and a fund-raising officer.

The auxiliary team is responsible for the premises, ICT and security. It comprises the business director, head of building management, a technical department, head of security, and the security team.

The general department is responsible for personnel, finance, ticket sales, service to the public and other matters. It comprises the head of general affairs, finance officer, two receptionists, two ticket sales staff, and temps.

The business department is responsible for the running of the Kunsthal. It comprises two members of staff for the Kunsthal shop and one for events and receptions.

The team also includes members of staff for the public to host visitors to the Kunsthal.

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Emily Ansenk, general director / manager
Bas den Hollander, business director (on secondment)


Jannet de Goede, curator
Charlotte van Lingen, curator
Eva van Diggelen, curator
Klaas Witsen Elias, exhibition coordinator and registrar

Production and technical services

Waldemar Galama, head production
Jan van Vliet, technician
Theo Barneveld, technician
Ron Barneveld, technician

Fundraising and external relations –

Sarah Slootweg, fundraising and external relations

Marketing and communication –

Mariette Maaskant, head of marketing and communication
Sabine Parmentier, senior marketiing and communication
Natalya Boender, communication officer (temporary)

Education and public –

Johan Gielen, education and public
Yvonne Kennis, volunteer coordinators

Rental and events

Eveline Bos, events and receptions

General affairs

Annemarie Nigten, head of general affairs
Loes Buitendijk, telephonist/receptions
Leonie Urff, telephonist/receptions
Hatice Özdemir, ticket desk
Jiska van der Stoep, ticket desk


Ralph Theijs


Martijn Sonderwal, head of security
Security team

Building management

Gert-Jan Knoll, administrator

Gift shop –

Megan Hoogenboom
Antoinette Schoehuizen