how we do it

With over thirty years of experience in the art world we have gained a deep understanding of its practices and subtleties, and how to navigate our clients through this elusive world. 

Our mission

Our extensive network is supportive of our mission to offer art lovers and appreciators an honest look behind the scenes of the contemporary art world and all its various aspects.



We have access to a wealth of information, and throughout the last thirsty years have built a trustworthy network.

who we are

Jeannette ten Kate

founding director / advisor

Jeannette ten Kate (1962) was trained at Sotheby’s after receiving her MA in art history (University of Leiden) in 1988. She worked for 11 years as specialist modern & contemporary art at Glerum Auctioneers (AAG), were she was also responsible for the Indonesian Modern Art department.

She is the founder of The Art Connector (formerly known as Sinopia Art Consultancy),  The Arts Club, The International Arts Club and Sinopia East Asia Fine Arts; an investment fund for Chinese Contemporary art. Besides that she is an ambassador of Unseen, advisory board member of Studio Stallinga and Jury member of Beelden in Leiden. Jeannette is an often invited guest speaker on the art market for many (inter)national companies, organizations, universities and at international symposia and art events.


Marloes van Vugt

manager The International Arts Club / advisor

After her graduation at the University of Amsterdam (Art History, MA) in 2008 Marloes van Vugt started working for Dutch cultural organization company Artifex. In 2010 Marloes switched career paths as she was asked to take over Bright Side Gallery (formerly known as Walls Gallery), located in the city centre of Amsterdam. From January 2017 onwards Van Vugt headed in a new direction by turning over her role as gallerist into one of art consultant all based on her experience and knowledge of the most recent developments in the art and design world.


Victoria Lette

Program Coordinator

After an internationally oriented and well-travelled life Victoria Lette settled in Amsterdam to graduate from History of Art and Cultural Studies at VU Amsterdam in 2010. Having spent her first sixteen years of her life in South East Asia, she is always fascinated by colors, faces and traditions. So it didn’t come as a surprise that after her graduation she started working in the creative industry as a freelance photographer.  In 2016 she joined the fast growing start-up The Next Closet. Victoria came aboard with the team of The Art Connector in the summer of 2019 and is in charge of the coordination of the Masterclasses.