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Lange Herenstraat 33
2011 LK Haarlem
The Netherlands

Kamer van Koophandel Haarlem: 34380690
BTWnr. 725.42.767 – B01

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Peter van Kester MA

Through my long experience as a gallery owner, freelance journalist, curator and jury member I have a broad international network.

As co-owner of Galerie Binnen for 14 years I presented exhibitions of modern Dutch, Italian, French, German and Czech design. I also organized exhibitions on commission from museums and institutions such as Museum Waterland in Purmerend and the ABC Architecture Centre Haarlem.

freelance journalist

AAs a columnist for the daily newspaper Het Parool (1984-87) and as a freelance writer for Items, Project & Interieur, the Museumtijdschrift, Museumvisie, Ahrend and Forbo I gained a broad experience in journalism. I also wrote catalog texts for the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Museum Waterland, the European Ceramic Work Centre, Kunst en Bedrijf, Galerie Binnen, Via Milano, Dutch Design Yearbook, Christine Jetten, Wim Borst en Herman Hermsen. Recently I wrote gallery texts for the permanent design display in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

- jury member Rotterdam Design Prize (1994, 1996)
- advisory committee Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (1999-2005)
- purchasing committee Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (1999)
- consultant on museum purchases for the Mondriaan Foundation (2001, 2003)
- Premsela “Pioneers of Industrial Culture” advisory committee. (2010).


- ‘Wat is design’ lecture given in ‘My first Design Collection’ a course in the Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam (2011)
- guest lecturer in Dutch art academies and high schools including
Reinwardt Academy.