Manon Schaap new director | Museum of Bags Amsterdam

Manon Schaap new director of the Museum of Bags Amsterdam

Manon Schaap has been director of the Museum of Bags Amsterdam since 1 March. She is responsible for the artistic direction, business developments and general policy.

Susanne Noordegraaf Wed 8 May | 1 min read

Manon Schaap has run her own creative consultancy studio since 1998. She has worked for renowned fashion and perfume brands and department stores such as Officine Generale, Armani perfumes and Le Bon Marché. Before she started her own company, she worked with trend forecaster Li Edelkoort and as a creative manager with fashion designer Jil Sander.

Manon Schaap was the creative director of inspiring magazines such as Provider, Magazine no. A, B, C … and View on Color. She is involved in the development of young talent and she is a valued member of international juries and creative advisory boards. Since 2010 she has been one of the driving forces behind Salon, a platform for talent in the field of fashion, art and design.

“I am working on a challenging program with new stories, sparkling presentations and room for experimentation.” says Manon Schaap.

“The Museum of Bags Amsterdam has an incredible amount of potential. Together with the enthusiastic team, the Supervisory Board and many volunteers and cooperation partners, I look forward to building this unique House. I am working on a challenging program with new stories, sparkling presentations and room for experimentation.” says Manon Schaap.

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Manon Schaap (picture: Jan Willem Kaldenbach)

The Museum of Bags Amsterdam is the only museum in the Netherlands that specializes in bags and attracts on average 70,000 visitors a year. It is a popular museum, with excellent hospitality and its own store.

Renate Litjens, chairman of the Supervisory Board: “The museum is ready for the next step. With Manon we have chosen an innovative and inspiring director; someone with a fresh look at cultural entrepreneurship. We look forward to the future with pleasure and confidence.”

Susanne Noordegraaf Wed 8 May | 1 min read
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