Steph Scholten

Biography

An art-historian by training, Steph Scholten graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1990. Since then, he has worked in the cultural sector in the Netherlands as an advisor and director for museum and heritage collections and heritage policy. In the 90s he first worked as a policy advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. He has worked for the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage as head of conservation research and project manager (Amsterdam 1997-2005) and as head of collections and deputy director at the National Museum of Antiquities (Leiden, 2002 – 2009). From 2009 until August 2017 he was Director of Heritage Collections of the University of Amsterdam. In Mai 2017 he was appointed as Director of The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow.

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