Wim Pijbes is for Rotterdamse kunststichting, Dream and Deed, work

Wim Pijbes is for Rotterdamse kunststichting, Dream and Deed, work

Former museumbaas Wim Pijbes has a new job. He has been appointed director of the Foundation for the Dream and Deed. This Foundation wants to Rotterdam more attractive through the promotion of art and culture in the city.

Pijbes was the director of the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and, very briefly, of Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar.

Both the exchange of the State for Voorlinden as his quick departure from Wassenaar surprised many. But he has meaning in his new role: “Rotterdam is the second city of the country, with a large and wide range. We jump on a wave that builds,” says Pijbes against the ANP.

Dream and Act is a fund that is made possible by a of origin Rotterdam-based family of entrepreneurs. The organisation, expertise and financial resources. The lead of this foundation is a “full-fledged job and a big challenge,” says Pijbes.


Who the family is and how big the fund is, wants Pijbes not say. But the foundation is “decisive”. She is in for all forms of art: music, theatre, dance, architecture, film, literature and visual art. “We are investing in culture for everyone; from Pietje Bell to Erasmus,” says Pijbes.

The International film Festival Rotterdam, the first in the prices. It starts while the fund is started, so that was just beautiful out, according to Pijbes.


This is the event according to the former director of the museum is an example of how Rotterdam more attractive and more interesting. It now gets a donation to international even better on the map. ,,There is ambition and there is room for growth.”

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