HKU’s Executive Board completed by the arrival of Edwin Jacobs

  • 15 June 2022
HKU’s Executive Board completed by the arrival of Edwin Jacobs
Heleen Jumelet appointed Chair of the Board

With Edwin Jacobs appointed as new member, the Executive Board of HKU University of the Arts Utrecht is now complete. Joop Daalmeijer, chair of the Supervisory Board, is pleased to introduce this new permanent executive team: “Heleen Jumelet will be the Chair of this new Executive Board. Together with Edwin Jacobs she will make for a strong and decisive team. HKU is a magnificent university for the arts practice and therefore our high ambitions are justified.”
HKU’s Executive Board completed by the arrival of Edwin Jacobs
Edwin Jacobs has lots of experience in both the cultural sector and arts education. Currently he is director of Fine Arts and Design at Maastricht Institute of Arts. Previously, he had directing positions at, among others, Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden and Centraal Museum in Utrecht.

Edwin Jacobs: “The city of Utrecht has a long tradition of fine art, design and architecture, along with great credentials in the fields of music and gaming. Clara Schumann, the famous wife of Robert, defined Utrecht’s culture as one of the most developed.”

Jacobs regards HKU as the main breeding ground for higher arts education, right at the centre of this Utrecht tradition yet by now extending its influence far beyond. “It truly is a homecoming for me and an honour to work with Heleen Jumelet on a new chapter in the story of one of the most diverse art universities in Europe.”

The Art of HKU
“With his diverse experience and personality, Edwin Jacobs will be a valuable addition to our beautiful educational institute. I am looking forward to cooperating with him and all the other colleagues at HKU. Together we will work on our continuous development to offer the best possible contemporary art education and research”, states Chair of the Executive Board Heleen Jumelet.

“Art provides value and is valuable in itself. HKU represents artistic quality and development. Our students, their makership and the demands from the professional field are central in this approach. In addition, through our employees, we can offer our students ample opportunities for applying their art and makership to the creation of new practices and solutions that are valuable for the main challenges of our current time.”