Children’s Museum Curaçao is a non-profit organization managed by a Raad van Toezicht and a board. The primary role of the board is establishing vision, policy and resources. The board also monitors that goals are met. The museum has full-time professional staff that is responsible for the day to day activities.
RAAD VAN TOEZICHT
Julian Lopez Ramirez
Chairman: Ingenie Dammers
Treasurer: Neysa Isenia
Secretary: Nikki Dijkshoorn
Founder & Board member: Esther de Sola-Pijl
Board member: Loes van der Woude
Board member: Farley Virginia
Board member: Inette Pijl
Board member: Dorine Baas
Board member: Talitha Hollander
Jora de Jong and Esther de Sola are the founders of Children’s Museum Curacao. In 2014 they’ve began their process of “Let’s build a Children’s Museum” offically. They visited almost 30 children’s museums all around the world to get an idea about the concept, the do’s and don’ts and what type of museum they wanted to build for Curaçao. In 2014 they established Stichting Kindermuseum Curaçao and only three and a half years later the first Children’s Museum on Curaçao opened its doors!
It takes a village to raise a child but it takes a team to build a children’s museum. Since 2015 Inette Pijl and Nikki Dijkshoorn have been part of the Founders Team. First as volunteers, than as part of the management team and now as proud board members. Our first official founding board member was Loes van der Woude and she still is a prominent board member. There has been a big group of people who have put their passion and time in to make this happen.
Ambassadors share their wealth of experience and expertise with museum staff and board as needed. They do not work at the museum on a daily basis but are ‘on call’ with advice, direction and shared passion for the mission of the museum. Their enthusiasm and guidance has been and continues to be greatly appreciated and valued.