Setting up, planning and managing projects. Supervising both exhibitions and events.
Picking a study programme was hard for me, it felt like a commitment for life. After browsing countless study programme brochures, I chose Social Work, which turned out not to be the right path. I preferred the practical approach, which fuelled my next choice for the more economically inspired programme of Media and Entertainment Management. Once again, I started wondering whether this was really ‘it’. Only when I started my internship with an event agency where I was thrown in at the deep end of event organising I knew: I loved it! Handling everything to do with events was right up my alley.
After working for this event agency two years and as a freelancer for one, I joined the Tinker production team to prepare for the huge Live Earth Alert event. I continued working on several other events, but before long I became interested in exhibition assignments as well. Building exhibitions and designing museum rooms means working with copy writers, concept developers and designers. As a bonus, I get to learn more about history: switching from the Romans in the Netherlands to the Egyptian Book of the Dead, to the Dutch Max Havelaar. In short, I get to do the project management of exhibitions as well as events these days. Plans expand and grow more intricate, projects become larger and more challenging.