Title of the presentation: Through the eyes of a DIVA: how does a museum for diamonds, jewellery and silver select its objects?
Eva Olde Monnikhof is the Director of DIVA - Museum for Diamonds, Jewellery and Silver in Antwerp, Belgium and responsible for the artistic and business direction of the museum.
The museum offers its visitors a permanent collection presentation as well as a variety of exhibitions that focus on diamonds, jewellery and silver in Antwerp and beyond. Furthermore, the museum has a specialized library and its own gold- and silversmiths studio in which it organises workhops and masterclasses. In addition, the museum hosts a residency programme for artists / jewellery designers / gold- and silversmiths that wish to research and work on jewellery, diamonds and/or silver.
Prior to her work at DIVA, Eva Olde Monnikhof held positions at Atelier Van Lieshout / AVL Mundo and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.