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 thirty 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 as a specialist in modern & contemporary art at Glerum Auctioneers (AAG) for 11 years, 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, organisations, universities or at international symposia and art events.


Marloes van Vugt

marketing and communications / manager The International Arts Club

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 given the opportunity to take over Bright Side Gallery (formerly known as Walls Gallery), located in the city centre of Amsterdam. From January 2017 onwards Marloes headed in a new direction by turning over her role as a gallerist into one of art consultant. With her business Marloes consults in strategic matters concerning cultural entrepreneurship. In addition she advises private individuals and organizations on the acquisition and presentation of contemporary art.


Victoria Lette

Programme Coordinator

After an internationally oriented and well-travelled upbringing 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 colours, faces and traditions. It therefore didn’t come as a surprise that after her graduation she started working in the arts as a freelance creative.  In 2016 she joined the fast growing start-up The Next Closet. In the summer of 2019 Victoria came onboard to join The Art Connector team and is in charge of the coordination of the Masterclasses.