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Frans Hals Museum Appoints Marrigje Rikken as Head of Collections

Information from the museum, 5 September 2017

As of 1 October, Marrigje Rikken will take up the post of Head of Collections at Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem. She will be in charge of the collections department and join the management team.

Marrigje Rikken has been working at the Frans Hals Museum since 2014 as Associate Curator of Old Art. She is currently working on the preparation of Frans Hals and the Moderns, an exhibition opening in October 2018. Since 2015 she has also been a curator at the RKD – The Netherlands Institute for Art History – in The Hague, a position she will resign on 1 October. As Head of Collections at Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem she will be involved with, among other things, the new collection policy, the trans-historic collection, setting-up the Frans Hals knowledge center and developing a global view of the Golden Age. Rikken will continue to undertake research and develop exhibitions.

Rikken is a specialist in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Netherlandish art. She began her career as a junior curator of seventeenth-century Netherlandish paintings at the Rijksmuseum (2006-08) and for a number of years was a lecturer in art history at the University of Amsterdam. She gained her doctorate from the University of Leiden in 2016 with her thesis on images of animals.

Marrigje Rikken is a Member of CODART since 2014.