AUC alumna named curator at Escher in het Paleis

20 November 2018

AUC alumna Judith Kadee has been named the new curator of museum Escher in het Paleis (“Escher in the Palace”) per 1 January 2019. Kadee will be leaving her position as director of Villa Mondriaan where she started as the youngest museum director in the Netherlands at age 23 in 2016.

Beginning at Villa Mondriaan

At AUC, Kadee majored in the Humanities from 2012-2015 before pursuing a Master’s degree in Museum Studies at University College London. After working for a variety of cultural institutes and organisations, including the Saatchi Gallery in London and EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam, Kadee landed an eight-month internship as junior director for Villa Mondriaan in Rijswijk.

Upon completing her internship, the museum sought a new director to continue the legacy of fresh perspectives that Villa Mondriaan was creating. Kadee was the perfect fit and took over as director in 2016 with the goals of increasing cooperation with other museums, building the reputation of the museum and creating an education programme.  

Move to Escher in het Paleis

After two years as director of Villa Mondriaan, Kadee was approached to see if she would be interested in working for Escher in het Paleis, a museum focusing on the works of world-renowned Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher in The Hague. At Escher in Het Paleis, Kadee will be filling the function of curator to plan, organise and mount exhibitions related to the work of the artist.

Escher in het Paleis is situated in The Hague in the Langue Voorhout Palace, a formal royal Dutch residence, since November 2002. The museum’s collection consists of some of Escher’s finest works and includes a large number of lithographs, woodcuts, landscapes and a floor dedicated entirely to the principles of optical illusion seen throughout the oeuvre of the artist.  

AUC would like to congratulate Judith on her hard work and wishes her success in her new function at Escher in het Paleis.

Published by  Amsterdam University College