PRESS RELEASE - The director of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has appointed Cathy Jacob as the head of the Presentations with effect from 1 April 2008. This post is part of the Management Team. Cathy Jacob will succeed Rein Wolfs, who has taken up the post of artistic director at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany.
Cathy Jacob (Rotterdam, 1970) has gained considerable experience in managing major public projects at the Kunstgebouw – Stichting Kunst & Cultuur Zuid-Holland in Rijswijk, where she is currently head of the Department of Public Projects and Events and a member of the Management Team. In 2001 Cathy Jacob was responsible for the visual-arts programming for Rotterdam Cultural Capital as part of Bert van Meggelen’s team. She also built up experience of organising exhibitions at the Kunstgebouw and the CBKs in Leiden and Rotterdam.
In her new post Cathy Jacob will continue to develop the museum’s presentations and education policies and the museum’s programme at a high (inter)national level. As head of the Presentations Sector she will develop the exhibitions programme and the permanent displays together with the Presentations Sector and the museum’s curators.
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