Valentijn Byvanck new director Marres
Valentijn Byvanck (1964) has been appointed as the new director of Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture in Maastricht. The board of Marres announced his appointment today. Byvanck follows Guus Beumer, who has been working as the director of Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam since November 1, 2012.
Byvanck studied cultural history in Utrecht and completed his PhD in New York. From 1999 to 2002, he was responsible for communication and theory at Witte de With, centre for contemporary art in Rotterdam. He then became the director of the Zeeuws Museum in Middelburg until 2009. In 2009, Byvanck was appointed co-director of the National History Museum of the Netherlands, where he was responsible for the artistic programme. Byvanck is a well-known speaker in the Netherlands and abroad, wrote columns for the Volkskrant and presents the AVRO television programme 4Art.
The board of Marres is pleased about the appointment of Byvanck and looks forward to the collaboration. The new director will start at Marres on February 1st.
Press Release (Dutch) (PDF file, 27 KB)
Image Valentijn Byvanck (JPG file, 2 MB)