The Netherlands

Susan Lammers

The Netherlands

Since 2018, Susan Lammers (1966) is General Director of the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed), an executive body of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Over 315 staff work for the Agency.

The Cultural Heritage Agency is at the heart of heritage management in the Netherlands and helps other parties to get the best out of our heritage. The Agency integrates the domains archaeology, historic buildings, cultural landscape and museums under one roof.

Susan Lammers studied at the Faculty of Arts at the Radboud University of Nijmegen. Previously, she worked as General Director of the Centre of Knowledge and Communication at the Tax and Customs Administration, part of the Ministry of Finance (2005-2013); as Interim-Director at the Office for the Senior Civil Service, part of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (2014), and recently as Director of the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (2015-2017).

State Heritage Authority website: https://culturalheritageagency.nl/en