Nel van Dijk has been appointed director of the Reinwardt Academy, the academy for cultural heritage that is part of the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK). She succeeds Teus Eenkhoorn and has been acting director of the Reinwardt Academy since last autumn.
Nel van Dijk has worked at the AHK since 2012 as head of the central department of Quality, communication and policy. Before that she worked at various Dutch universities, on the intersection of art, culture and history. After studying Language and Literary Studies (specialisation in literature sociology), a PhD-traject and a post-doctoral appointment at Tilburg University, she worked in various positions at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication in Rotterdam, the last four years as director of education.
Bert Verveld, president of the Executive Board:
'We are pleased to announce that Nel van Dijk is the new director of the Reinwardt. She has a true passion for education and knows the world of heritage and culture from her previous experience. Recently, she has proven to provide a clear and decisive leadership from a shared vision.'
Nel van Dijk:
'I got to know the Reinwardt Academy very well in the past year and am looking forward to continuing my work as a director in the beautiful building at the Hortusplantsoen. I am proud of the people who study and work there. With them I share the passion for cultural heritage and with them I want to work on a wonderful future for the academy.'
About the Reinwardt Academy
The Reinwardt Academy, part of the Amsterdam University of the Arts, is the only university of the arts in the Netherlands that specializes in educating heritage professionals at bachelor and master level. The academy aims to be the center of knowledge, research and training in the field of cultural heritage. The Reinwardt Academy acts as a platform where future and established heritage professionals, both at home and abroad, exchange knowledge and experience, share inspiring visions and develop innovative professional products.