Hans Looijen

Speaker
Director, Outsider Art Museum.
Netherlands
Hans Looijen is, besides being director of Het Dolhuys and Outsider Art Museum, advisor for the Outsider Art Gallery and chairman of the Willem van Genk Foundation.
Hans Looijen started as an entrepreneur in culture, organizer and concept creator. He is since 2008 the director of Het Dolhuys | museum of the mind in the Netherlands. In the permanent exhibition of this museum visitors can see how psychiatry and the position of the patient changed through the years. With the temporary exhibitions Het Dolhuys focuses on special minds: artists, writers and scientists, sometimes with a disability or mental illness. Hans Looijen made it his priority to make the museum act as an agent of change and reflection, further expand the museums network through lasting relations and partnerships, and creating an impact through museum activities. Since March 2016 Looijen is director of the Outsider Art Museum (OAM) in Amsterdam. Looijen is responsible for the artistic and business management of the new Outsider Art Museum, opened by Royal Highness Queen Maxima, March 2016. The Outsider Art Museum is the only museum in the Netherlands that shows leading art works by national and international Outsider Artists. Experience the extraordinary art made by individuals who, for the most part, are not formally trained as artists. Their work is authentic, unconventional and goes against the grain. People will tell you Looijen is a passionate person, socially involved, an art-lover and can tell you a lot about 20th century architecture. And as the treasurer of heritage foundation of the city of Haarlem he is strongly involved in preserving the cultural heritage of one of the oldest cities in Holland, among which striking national monuments like Het Dolhuys.
Program
14/11/2019
12:15 — 13:45
video
Round Table Discussion
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RUS, ENG
Culture and Society
General Staff Building, Third courtyard
6/8 Palace sq., St. Petersburg
15/11/2019
10:00 — 11:30
video
Discussion
RUS, ENG
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18+

RUS, ENG
Culture and Society
General Staff Building, Lecture room
6/8 Palace sq., St. Petersburg