Meet the Beeldbrekers
Who are the Beeldbrekers (ReFramers)? What do they do in everyday life, and what motivates them to help the museum? Read more to find out!
A group of students and young professionals who apply their expertise to making the museum more inclusive.
The Beeldbrekers (literally: ‘ReFramers’) act as a bridge between the Van Gogh Museum and a new generation of museum visitors.
The Beeldbrekers broaden the museum’s outlook. They ask critical questions and find new points of departure to make the story of Van Gogh relevant to people today.
The Beeldbrekers discover new layers in the perception of the Vincent van Gogh’s life and work and communicate about them. Thanks to this exchange, the museum can continue to develop and to function as a relevant and up-to-date place where as many people as possible feel at home.
The questions the Beeldbrekers ask themselves are: how can we change existing images that we no longer wish to convey? How can we create new images to contribute to an equal world?
Call us Beeldbrekers
We are the mirror image of the children that the world often forgets . Of the youths who bring new perspectives. We are the keys that open closed doors.
Rachel Rumai, Beeldbreker 2019-2020.
The museum works with the Beeldbrekers to organize events and programmes more likely to appeal to bicultural youths. The Beeldbrekers also advise the museum on more inclusive collaborations. For example, a temporary exhibition was on display from 7 October 2020 until 6 September 2021 (Erratic Growth), compiled by four of the Beeldbrekers. The group has also contributed to the collaboration with the Daily Paper fashion brand.
Within the Van Gogh Museum, the Beeldbrekers represent young adults with a multicultural background. They contribute to programmes, exhibitions and collaborations with external parties that appeal to a young audience.
The Beeldbrekers encourage reflection (including self-reflection) and create new frameworks for our thinking and acting. Through this collaboration, young talent is given space for professional and personal development.
Fonds 21 supports Van Gogh Connects and the Beeldbrekers.