Annemies Broekgaarden
Head Public and Education
Rijksmuseum
The Netherlands

After a career in marketing & communication in Scientific Publishing and Public Broadcasting, Annemies Broekgaarden set up the Dick Bruna House Foundation to find a home for the collection of the world-famous Dutch artist Dick Bruna. Her involvement in museums and education turned her into a professional in museum education. Starting as Head of the Tropenmuseum Junior in 1999, Annemies’ skills in communication, management, international project management, and cultural anthropology eventually led her to the Rijksmuseum. In 2008 she accepted the challenge of formulating the Rijksmuseum’s educational policy, programming, and products for the museum after it reopened in 2013. Furthermore she was tasked with building up the education department and developing an educational centre – the Teekenschool. For 10 years Annemies Broekgaarden has also been on the board and president (last 5 years) of Hands On!, an international organisation for children and museums.