Director of Museum Valkhof immediately suspended

Director of Museum Valkhof immediately suspended

Director of Arend-Jan Weijsters of Museum het Valkhof in Nijmegen is Friday with immediate effect indefinitely suspended by the board of trustees of the museum.

The works council says not properly informed and therefore also Friday, the confidence in the supervisory board terminated.

The managmentteam of the museum is behind Weijsters and get along with him to the court to have his suspension to undo. Weijsters and the team requirements in addition, suspension of the supervisory board and the appointment of a mediator and put things in, they let Friday know in a comment.

Weijsters was in september last year, just appointed by the board of supervisors to problems in the museum to solve. According to the council, there is now a breach of trust arise with Weijsters.


The director and his team blame the council for lack of integrity and professionalism. This would be 800,000 euros have been wasted, while also a public funding body is run.

The or to say the last week several times asked whether the intention was for the director to dismiss. The council denied that, so the suspension Friday from the sky came falling.

Museum het Valkhof went in 1999 to open and was very successful. The last years, the bezoekerscijfers back. The previous director made a plan of reorganization, but was dismissed.

Weijsters made a new plan, for which the museum from march 2017 and a half year closes. According to the or function Weijsters well, while that is not for the board of control. The museum staff will be Friday afternoon briefed on the matter.

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