Professional Information
Lestraden Museum Consultancy
Museums and Institutions
Education, Honors & Awards
American Association of Museums; Leiden University, Reinwardt Academy Museology
Final Thesis-Accreditation and Assessment-American Association of Museums; Masters-Art History- Literature-Leiden University 1992 Museology Reinwardt Academy 1981
Honoree from Latvia Ministry of Culture
Personal Information
The Hague
Unesco - ICOM; Regional Museums Committee; Dutch Museum Association;
Beekeeping; cooking; reading; spending time with friends; diving; painting and sculpting, writing.
For 12 years I worked for the Federation of Museum in Zuid Holland for 120 different museums. When the Wall fell, I started my own consultancy specialised in museums in developing countries and worked for can 100 diffent museum with some long interim management assignments. My participation can be on all aspects of the museological organism. My interests are broad and I am well known for taylor made, human and constructive solutions.
More than 25 years
museummanagement, education, public relations, project management, tourism and Leisure. research, diplomacy, seniority
Margriet Lestraden has committed her life to the industry of museums and cultural institutions as well as Leisure. Starting her studies in Museology and Art History and at Leiden University, Margriet continued to follow her passions in museum management, restoration, and preservation of cultural heritage. Serving as the director of Federation of Museums in Zuid-Hollandk for twelve years, she began her own museum consultancy company, Lestraden Museum Consultancy. She has over 33 years in museum study and management. Her final thesis was a comparison between museumaccrediation an assessment in USA, Canada and Great Britain for whci she worked at American Association of Museums in Washington DC. She also has a certification in Museology from the Museology Academy finished in 1981. Her consultancy agency serves to reorganize, and help struggling museums to flourish in all aspects. She serves medium to small organizations and holistically approaches the re-structualization of these institutions to create improvement, efficiency and productivity. In 1998 she purchased a private property which once was the birthhouse of the famous Latvian painter, Vilhelms Purvitis. She plans to restore and reestablish this historical landmark to help the overall betterment of Latvia. In the future it will be a centre for young international people with culture and nature as binding factor. She also spends time aiding the elderly of Lativa countryside with better access to health-care and resources. She received several prestigeous prizes from the Latvian Ministry of Culture. In three years she will retire and reside in Latvia. She is fluent in German, French, English and Dutch and credits her success to honesty, enthusiasm, and constructivity.
Consulting; Visual Arts; Management; Cultural Advice; Crisis Management; Museums; Museum Management; Cultural Heritage; Consultancy; Museum Organization; Leisure, Developing Countries; Tourism; Monuments
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