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Stijn Huijts

Stijn Huijts is part of the Advisory Board of Kunstinstituut Melly.

Stijn Huijts (Heerlen, 1959) is the chief executive officer and director of the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, the collections of which encompass both old masters and contemporary art. Prior to joining the museum in 2011, he served as founding director of SCHUNCK, a multi-disciplinary museum of contemporary art, music, dance, and literature, as director of the Stedelijk Museum Het Domein in Sittard, and as a government official for arts and culture in the city of Sittard. He has organized numerous exhibitions and collaborative projects with artists, including the Dutch Pavilion at the 26th São Paulo Biennial. A current advisor to the Mondriaan Fund, he has served on the board of the International Committee of Modern Art Museums (CIMAM), the Visual Arts and Design Committee of the Dutch Arts Council, and the advisory board of the Dutch National Heritage Board. A frequent lecturer at international postgraduate research institutes and a member of the International Association of Art Critics and ICOM, Huijts holds an MA in cultural studies from the University of Amsterdam.

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