The Van Gogh Connects project runs in parallel with the Inclusive Employership program.
After an initial four-and-a-half year phase of Van Gogh Connects, we are taking stock: where are we now, what might we have done differently and where do we want to go?
In 2017, the Van Gogh Museum launched the four-year research trajectory Van Gogh Connects with the aim of creating a more inclusive museum.
Young adults in Amsterdam form the city’s largest age group. Among them is a substantial number of residents with a bicultural background. In order to better know and understand the interests and needs of this group, the Van Gogh Museum initiated the learning path Van Gogh Connects. The initial results and insights have been compiled in a publication.
How can the Van Gogh Museum achieve lasting relevance to the growing group of young Dutch adults with a bicultural background?
The learning path approach can be summed up briefly:
For more information about the research method used, please have a look at the publications listed below:
The start-up phase of Van Gogh Connects is completed and we learned a great deal, with some ups and downs. While the museum is moving in the right direction, we still have a way to go. The need for a more diverse and inclusive Van Gogh Museum is felt at various levels throughout the organisation. Thanks to our main partner Fonds 21 and American Express, we will be able to take steps in the coming years and progress from a pilot project to structurally providing and embedding the diversity and inclusion agenda in the organisation.
Van Gogh Connects is funded by Fonds 21 which, like the Van Gogh Museum, attaches a great deal of importance to sharing the results of its research. That’s why we’re open to answering questions.
Contact for research programme
If you have any questions about the research programme and pilots, e-mail them to Amanda Vollenweider (Senior Manager Education & Presentation).
Contact for Inclusive Employment
Or do you want to know more about inclusive employment? HR consultant Chaimae Abdelouaret will be happy to tell you about our approach.
Contact for Beeldbrekers
Ghyslaine Tromp, coordinator of the Beeldbrekers (Image-Changers) group can be contacted via e-mail for questions about co-creation with the target group.