Marie-José van den Hout (Director)
Born in Roermond in the Netherlands, Marie-José van den Hout grew up in a family of three generations of ecclesiastical gold- and silversmiths. It was in the workshop of her grandfather, a renowned craftsman who specialised in repoussé and chasing, that her passion for gold grew and flourished. Alongside two of her brothers, Marie-José worked in her father’s studio before studying gold- and silversmithing and then fine art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht. She established Galerie Marzee in Nijmegen in 1979 and was honoured with the title of Officer of the Order of Oranje-Nassau at the gallery’s 40th anniversary celebrations in June 2019.
Niki has worked with Marzee since the gallery moved into its current location on the Waalkade in 1995. She is responsible for the operational management of the gallery.
Michiel has worked with Galerie Marzee for many years. As well as his involvement with the gallery, Michiel is a partner at Heffels Spiegeler Attorneys-at-Law in The Hague. He is a member of the board of the Foundation for Modern Music Nijmegen and has previously been a member of the Supervisory Board of Droog Design Foundation.
Astrid has been involved with Marzee since November 2015, whilst still an art history undergraduate at Radboud University in Nijmegen. She has worked full-time for the gallery since completing her MA in Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education at Maastricht University in 2017. Her writing has been published in Dutch art historical magazines and on Art Jewelry Forum. Astrid is involved in all aspects of the gallery.
Hadewych has worked with Galerie Marzee since 2010 and holds an MA in Art History from Utrecht University. From 1987 to 2007, she was curator of applied arts and design at Museum Arnhem, looking after the 20th century glass, ceramics, furniture and jewellery collections. Hadewych currently maintains the Marzee Collection.
Lizzie has worked with Marzee since 2002. She holds a degree in English Literature from the University of Birmingham and studied jewellery at Middlesex University. Lizzie is also a writer, researcher and a visiting lecturer at the RCA in London. Her work has featured in international publications including Art Jewelry Forum and Art Aurea and she has also written for the Crafts Council and the WCC-BF. Lizzie is writer for the gallery and is involved in most of the projects.