Organisation Van Gogh Village Nuenen Foundation

Mission
The Van Gogh Village Nuenen Foundation (Stichting Van Gogh Village Nuenen) shows all (inter)national visitors why his period in Nuenen was so crucial, and was consequently the most interesting period in his development as a person and as an artist. The heritage locations and the Vincentre museum ensure a unique experience, because nowhere else in the world can visitors get so close to Van Gogh as in Nuenen.

Vision
Van Gogh Village Nuenen is working towards (inter)national recognition and accreditation of the importance of Van Gogh’s period in Nuenen. By literally following in his footsteps, more and more visitors are experiencing that they can't get any closer to Van Gogh, and by offering this experience, our foundation is contributing to the Brabant leisure economy. In addition, by having Van Gogh in our midst as a knowable, touchable figure, the manufacturing and knowledge industry of the Brainport region in south-east Brabant is given a creative and inspirational boost.

Strategy
These are our focus points for the next few years:

  • Operating the Vincentre and the outdoor museum (heritage locations)
  • Achieving an extension to the Vincentre 
  • Collaboration in local, regional, national and international areas
  • Organising events and activities.
  • Making known our collection policy
  • Educational resources
  • Fulfilling a social role for groups in society.

Organisation with volunteers
The Van Gogh Village Nuenen Foundation is a large organisation in which about 160 volunteers play an active part. All of them people who do their work with pleasure, are happy to share their knowledge, want to make a significant impact and of course display the famous Brabant hospitality. Their respect for Vincent van Gogh is the main incentive.

The Nuenense Krant local newspaper produced a Special (in Dutch) in November 2019 about the volunteers in the Vincentre (see attachment).

Board members* 

  • Jan Kees Lemkes (chair)
  • Jan van Hout (treasurer)
  • Arno Aarts (board member)
  • Jeroen Veldkamp (board member)

*Board members are volunteers and unpaid.

Chamber of Commerce: 17140776

The Dutch Tax Authorities have declared the Van Gogh Village Nuenen Foundation to be a Public Benefit Institution Foundation (ANBI). 

Registration using the RSIN/fiscal number: 810375680.

Jaarverslag VGVN 2018 (in Dutch)

Jaarrekening 2018 (in Dutch)

Beleidsplan 2019-2021 (in Dutch)

Director
Simone van der Heiden

Day to day administration

  • Urban van Gils 
  • Wim Monté 
  • Ad van Rooij

Marketing Team

  • Vera Hussaarts
  • Dorine Saes
  • Jan Kees Lemkes

Finance

  • Paul Silvis
  • Remke van Eimeren

Exhibitions

  • Ad van Rooij

Steering group Guides 

  • Hans Keijzer
  • Gerard Netten
  • Peter van Overbruggen

Technical and Household

  • Peter Bastiaansen 
  • Karel Lammers
  • Ad van Rooij

Organisational Volunteers

  • Judith Schenderling 
  • Johan Nieuwdorp
  • Annemieke Netten 
  • Evita van Nieuwburg 
  • Wim Renders 

VVV tourist information -  Museum entry - Shop

  • Gofie van der Linden
  • Gerda Vis

Catering

  • Len Fraser
  • Margriet Bastiaansen 

Arrangements

  • Jasper van der Toorn  
  • Pierre Luijten
  • Francien Naus 
  • Mieke Peters
  • Peer in 't Veld 

Arrangements for schools

  • Zeno Houwers
  • Hans Mets