Ronnie Weijers will be appointed director of the Airborne Museum by the board of trustees of the Airborne Museum Foundation as of 1 September.
Ronnie Weijers is currently working as Head of the Public Sector of the National Military Museum in Soesterberg. Between 2003 and 2017 he worked as Head of Finance and as Project Leader Exhibitions for the Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht. In his functions, he has gained experience with a broad spectrum of responsibilities within a museum company, such as business operations and finance, organising various exhibitions, volunteer coordination and realising fundraising.
Ronnie is also familiar with the military. During his service in 1993-1994, he was trained as a non-commissioned officer at the liaison service. He was deployed for the ECMM (the European Union Monitoring Mission in the former Yugoslavia), which was responsible for monitoring compliance with stocks.
Fred de Graaf, chairman of the supervisory board of the Airborne Museum Foundation, is very pleased, in view of Weijers’ experience in previous positions within the museum world and the military. His enthusiasm for the position and his experience make him a suitable candidate to succeed his predecessor Sarah Heijse.
About his nomination
“I am very happy to be able to work for this beautiful museum. I grew up on the Veluwe, we cycled on September 21 almost every year with my parents to the Ginkel Heath to see the parachutists. The story of the Battle of Arnhem is heroic and tragic and a powerful symbol of the hard struggle for our liberation. I look forward to continuing to tell this story. ”
Sarah Heijse will start on September 1 as director-director of Culture Oost in Arnhem, the implementing organisation of the province of Gelderland in the field of Art and Culture.