The Advisory Board has four members: Menno Liauw, Jörgen Tjon A Fong, Astrid Elburg and Nathalie Roos. Allow us to introduce them.
Menno Liauw (1971) is a partner and strategist at Vandejong Creative Agency. He advises in the fields of communication policy, brand strategy, fundraising and product & service development. The human scale is central to his work, as is the power of the story, belief in equal interaction and connectedness.
"A project like Van Gogh Connects reaches much further than you may initially think."
Jörgen Tjon A Fong
Jörgen Tjon A Fong (1974) is a curator and director. He has worked with the Amsterdam Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Rembrandt House Museum. Jörgen was the initiator and curator of the exhibition Dutch Masters Revisited at the Amsterdam Museum wing of the Hermitage. For the purposes of the exhibition, he asked prominent Dutch people to model as famous and less well-known people of colour from the 17th and 18th century.
Jörgen is also the artistic leader and director of the Urban Myth theatre group (in-house company of the Internationaal Theater Amsterdam). Together with Urban Myth, he won the award for most impressive production at the Theatre Festival for Martin Luther King. Everything Jörgen does is socially engaged and has a contemporary connection.
Astrid Elburg (1958) owns Elburg Consultancy and helps businesses develop ethical, strategic and personal leadership. Besides running her company, she lectures at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Nyenrode and chairs the Supervisory Board of Rijksmuseum Muiderslot.
‘I feel called on to contribute to the cultural connections within our city.’
Nathalie Roos (1979) is a cultural anthropologist and lecturer in research and educational design at the Breitner Academie, part of the Amsterdam University of Arts (AHK). She has also begun a doctorate on art, activism and citizenship education (art education professorship, AHK/Erasmus University).
‘I love to get behind adventurous projects with a focus on inclusiveness and connection.’