The unique collection is innovatively presented under imaginative themes such as ‘life & death’, ‘braggers’ and ‘eternal fame’. One of the highlights is the world’s longest silver do-table: an interactive table with an abundance of silver stories and silver tasks.
In the Silver Workshop our artists reveal their secrets, and visitors are invited to apply their own creativity in the Silver Workshop.
Stichting Nederlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven is a Cultural ANBI (Public Benefit Organisation).
Charlotte Huygens, chair
Jan Westendorp, secretary
Rob Lelieveld, treasurer
Sjoerd Eisma, advisor
Marcel Teheux, principal
Arjenne Bouwknegt, conservator
Ingeborg Dijkman, marketing coordinator
Monique van Arkel, office/facility manager
Lisette van der Eijk, front manager
Report of activities and financial accounting:
The Stichting has a vocational reward policy and broadly follows the central labour agreement for the care/ wellness sector. As per its statutes, the museum’s board members do not receive a reward.
Objective:The museum’s objective, as formulated in the statutes of the Stichting Nederlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven, article 3 (Amendment to articles, 23 March 2013):
The objective of the Stichting pertains to the acquisition, preservation, researching, and presentation of objects of gold and silver, as well as to all matters associated with the above, in the broadest sense of the word, such as tools, drawings, designs, documentation and industry related affairs; more generally; the museum aspires to promote public interest and stimulate the production of new products manufactured from precious metals.
The Zilvermuseum has elected to take upon itself yet another, new role: to protect and promote the evolution of the silversmith’s profession, and to emphasize the role in society of this time-honoured trade.
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also: Van Baaren Building Contractors, Bijou Moderne, Goed Punt|marketing & communication, Van de Griend & Van Aken, Herens & Herens, Hieselaar, Littel Interior Constructions, Netherlands Jewellery and Hour Glass sector, Royal Delft Group, Schöne Precious Metals, The Unschooled Mind Company.