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Sierk Schröder Foundation
Objectives and Activities of the Sierk Schröder Foundation
Sierk Schröder was strongly in favour of the establishment
of the Sierk Schröder foundation to which he has made an important
The Foundation was established in 1995. On the 2nd June of that year
the act was notarially executed in the office of the Brauw Blackstone
Westbroek before notary public Professor Mr. P.J. Dortmond.
The objectives of the foundation are - in short - the keeping alive
and increasing of the interest in the work of Sierk Schröder. This
is done, among other things, by (co-) organizing exhibitions of his
work. The foundation aims to serve the public interest (Article 2 of
the Statutes) and is as such recognized by the Inland Revenue (ANBI).
Donations and grants enable the foundation to be active. Benefactors
pay Euro 18,00 (or more) per year.
The main activities are:
Sending the Newsletter:
Through the newsletter, which is issued twice a year, benefactors are
informed of activities, news and facts relating to the work of Sierk
Keeping the website up to date:
The Sierk Schröder Webmuseum (www.sierkschroeder.com)
went online in February 1997, the website in English (www.sierkschroeder.org)
in May 2014. This site is updated by Charlotte Mesman and the team of
trendystyle.net en trendystyle.nl
Providing and collecting information:
Rather frequently there are enquiries about the work of Sierk Schröder.
The foundation is eager to collect information on matters (that may
be) important to her. So, more often, unknown works of art have been
brought to attention (like some watercolours and pastels on canvas).
The foundation is also alert on counterfeits, unfortunately turning
up from time to time.
(Co-) organizing exhibitions:
The foundation was closely involved in organizing several retrospectives.
When composing the collection to be exhibited, the foundation may look
forward to the participation of a large number of lenders. Because the
choice is large the foundation manages to achieve a balanced selection
which does full justice to the work of Sierk Schröder.
Publishing and selling:
Books, documentaries on DVD, posters, greeting cards and postcards,
published by the foundation, can be ordered from the foundation (see
Managing and archiving the artistic inheritance of Sierk Schröder:
The inheritance concerns documentation, letters, correspondence, notes,
diaries, and many reviews. Furthermore photographs, films, documentaries
and extensive interviews, recorded on video- and audio media and meanwhile
The foundation also owns a collection of oil paintings and drawings
donated by Sierk Schröder and his wife. Added to this were some
impressive self-portraits in oil, purchased from private persons (in
line with the foundation's objectives).
The exercise of copyright and moral rights:
The worldwide copyright to all works of art of Sierk Schröder has
been transferred and delivered to the foundation. Regularly, the foundation
is requested to agree to picturing Sierk Schröder's work in newspapers,
magazines or books. There is also a demand for showing documentary films
in public. The foundation, under certain conditions, usually gives permission.
Sierk Schröder Foundation:
Dirk P. Mesman, secretary, treasurer
Mrs. M.F. (Marjan) Groen
Chamber of Commerce: 41174259
Tax number: NL8044.38.742.B01
IBAN: NL96 RABO 0309 8560 00 (BIC: RABONL2U)
or NL33 INGB 0000 9188 89 (BIC: INGBNL2A)
Support the activities of the foundation and become a benefactor:
the amount of the donation is Euro 20,00 (or more) per year