As Manager of Accessibility and Inclusion at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Cathelijne has put Access on the map by making the museum’s programmes inclusive and open to diverse audiences, for example, evenings for people who are sensory sensitive. And now in this corona period, she initiated the very successful ‘Nightwatch on tour’ project: three replicas made of the highest-ever resolution photograph of the masterpiece travel through the Netherlands and stay for a week in care homes for elderly people. Previously, Cathelijne was responsible for organizing major Rijksmuseum events including the museum’s reopening celebration in 2013 and President Obama’s visit in 2014. In the past, Cathelijne worked as Communication Advisor for the Van Gogh Museum and the City of Amsterdam.
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At the Rijksmuseum, art and history take on new meaning for a broad-based, contemporary national and international audience.
As a national institute, the Rijksmuseum offers a representative overview of Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages onwards, and of major aspects of European and Asian art.
The Rijksmuseum keeps, manages, conserves, restores, researches, prepares, collects, publishes, and presents artistic and historical objects, both on its own premises and elsewhere.