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MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION, STEDELIJK MUSEUM AMSTERDAM

In addition to legislation and regulations, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam applies the principles of the Cultural Governance Code (the ‘Code’). The museum believes it is important that its objective is implemented in a transparent and honest manner and that there is a good division of tasks and powers between the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board. The Stedelijk Museum periodically tests its method of operation, articles of association, website, annual report and regulations to make sure that they comply with the Code. These rules apply to all museum staff. They are encouraged to actively apply the rules of the Code.

MANAGEMENT MODEL: BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND SUPERVISORY BOARD

The Stedelijk Museum uses the Supervisory Board model, with a Board of Directors and a Supervisory Board. The Board of Directors is responsible for the strategy and policy of the Stedelijk Museum and consists of two members (see page ‘Board’). The Supervisory Board is responsible for supervising the policy of the Board of Directors and the general affairs within the Stedelijk Museum and the activities carried out. The Supervisory Board advises the Board of Directors and, in the performance of its duties, focuses on the interests of the Stedelijk Museum, in particular with regard to the risks that may arise from the museum's duties. After having heard the College of Mayor and Aldermen of the Municipality of Amsterdam, the Supervisory Board decides on the appointment, suspension and dismissal of the members of the Board of Directors. If a vacancy arises on the Board of Directors, the Supervisory Board will seek external advice.

The composition of the Supervisory Board must be such that its members can operate independently of each other and the Board of Directors, to ensure that they can function as good supervisors.

The articles of association stipulate that Supervisory  Board members are appointed for a term of office of four years, subject to once-only reappointment; i.e. a maximum term of office of eight years.

INDEPENDENCE & INTEGRITY

Independence and integrity are two of the most important pillars of the Stedelijk Museum’s governance. The museum adheres to the Code on these points, too. Principle 3 reads: “The Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board are independent and act with integrity. They are alert to conflicts of interest, avoid undesirable conflicts of interest, and deal with conflicting interests in a transparent and careful fashion.” The Supervisory Board oversees this and discusses and weighs possible conflicts of interest during its meetings. The Supervisory Board is open about this within the organization and to external stakeholders.

PROFILE SKETCHES OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD AND DIRECTORS

Click here for an overview of the profile sketches (update online soon)

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD

Click here for an overview of additional positions.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Click here for an overview of additional positions

In addition to the Code (based on Article 3.1 of the Working Conditions Act) the Stedelijk Museum has drawn up a ‘Confidential Counsellors and Complaints Committee Regulation’ and a ‘Protocol for Reporting Irregularities and Abuses’. You can find those documents here.