Friends of the TextielMuseum Foundation

If you have a warm heart for the museum and want to support it, spread the museum's ideas, and meet fellow enthusiasts, become a Friend of the TextielMuseum.

Friends of the TextielMuseum are the ambassadors of our museum. With your active involvement, you share enthusiasm for the museum within your own circle, benefiting the TextielMuseum naturally! And as a Friend of the TextielMuseum, you have certain advantages.


Purpose of the Friends of TextielMuseum Foundation

The Friends of the TextielMuseum Foundation, founded in 1982, aims to provide advice and support to the TextielMuseum in achieving its goals and activities. The foundation is closely involved in all the museum's developments. It supports the museum's ambition to become the knowledge and expertise center for textiles at the national and international level. The more than 400 friends of the foundation have a warm heart for the TextielMuseum, have an affinity for textiles, or have worked in the textile industry themselves.

The support to the TextielMuseum includes financial contributions to renovation and restoration projects, purchases for the TextielLab and the collection, and providing a platform for young designers.

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In addition, the Foundation's board organizes a small number of activities for interested friends, such as the annual Friends' Day. In 2024 this will take place on the 23rd of March. 

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The Board

The board of the Friends of the TextielMuseum Foundation consists of the following individuals:

  • Charles Boissevain – Chairman
  • Monique Peeters-Verhaegh – Treasurer
  • Joep Janssen – Secretary
  • Mayke Brouwers – Secretariat
  • Helly Coppens – Public relations
  • Jan-Willem Bloemen – Activities

Group photograph of members of the board

From left to right: Jan Willem Bloemen, Helly Coppens, Monique Peeters-Verhaegh, Mayke Brouwers, Joep Janssen, and Charles Boissevain. Photo: Josefina Eikenaar.


Become a Friend too

Would you like to become a Friend of the TextielMuseum as well? You are more than welcome! Look at the possibilities, fill out the registration form, and submit it.

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The Friends of the TextielMuseum Foundation is registered with the Tax Authorities as a cultural public benefit organization (Cultural ANBI).

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