Marien van der Heijden

02 November 2018 - 15:00

Head Collection Development

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  • Department: Collection Development

Studied Art History at the University of Utrecht. He started working at the IISH in 1984, with the Image and Sound department. From 1990 to 1995 he worked at the National Trades Union Museum in Amsterdam, where he organized exhibitions on social history and social art.

Returning to the IISH, he became responsible for collection development Image and Sound, including the Institute's collection of Chinese propaganda posters (see He headed the department of Digital Projects from 2000 until mid 2008.

From 2009 to 2013 he worked on many projects involving digitization of the IISH collections and presenting the results online, such as the digitization project 'Collection De Centrale', and the Social History Portal ( 

From 2014 he is head of the department of Collection Development.

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Marien van der Heijden