we are art connector

Our aim is to connect guidance on the art market, cultural entrepreneurship and intercultural projects around the world for public bodies (museums, galleries, government related organisations), private institutions (private museums and corporates) and private individuals (collectors).


how we do it?

By combining our expertise and networks in the fields of the art market and museum world we can basically support any kind of art and culture related question for you. Currently we have a strong focus on China, but our activities are not limited to the far East.


No project too complex

Working on international projects can be complex and time consuming if you not know how to match different cultures and working habits. Thanks to our strong networks we offer intercultural advisory services by which we can help you to overcome these challenges.

What we offer

  • Intercultural Advisory
  • Intercultural Project Management


Enriching your art and culture assets

We offer all disciplines of art related services to support our clients in building up, maintaining or exploiting their collection. These are taxation, guidance in buying and selling art and other art related services (Collection Management Systems, restoration, insurance, transportation and cataloguing). Besides this we offer advice in cultural entrepreneurship, innovation and (new) business modelling for museums and public bodies.

What we offer

  • Taxation
  • Guidance (buying/selling artworks)
  • Art Related Advisory
  • Art Related Project Management


We open-up the art market

To open-up the art world we provide different kinds of Masterclasses to give insights in the art market that enable you to better understand the value of art, the importance of a work’s condition and the impact of the artist’s fame. This we do either in our lecture room at our office in Amsterdam or on location (i.e. art fairs).

What we offer

  • Masterclasses
  • Art Travels


Our network is yours

We like to connect people who love art. This we do by engaging new members and international collector’s clubs (like our Arts Club in the Netherlands) with our Global Arts Club, but also with GADA (Global Antique Dealers Association). These international platforms enables members to get in touch with likeminded art lovers around the world.

What we offer

  • Global Arts Club
  • Arts Club
  • GADA


Our aim is to connect guidance on the art market, cultural entrepreneurship and intercultural projects around the world.

jeannette ten kate

living the arts together

Jeannette ten Kate graduated in Art History at Leiden University in 1988. Between 1989 and 1999 she was a specialist in modern & contemporary art at Glerum Auctioneers, whereupon she started Sinopia Art Consultancy in 1999. In 2006, she founded and curated the Sinopia East Asia Fine Arts Collection/ Investment Fund. In 2009 she also started the ‘Art’s Club Collectors Society’ which is a private club for art collectors.


monique knapen

Creating together cultural exchange

Monique Knapen studied Social History in Rotterdam, including a minor in Sinology at Leiden University and a year at the University of Beijing. She lived and worked in China for 6 years. Monique is an expert in international cultural relations, especially in the arts and culture sector between the Netherlands and China. From 2011 until 2017 she worked as Program Director China at DutchCulture, a position that gave her the unique position to lobby for art and culture with the Far East.


jessy van de klundert

working on cultural entrepreneurship in a changing world

Jessy van de Klundert studied Business Administration & Logistics and Art History in Amsterdam. Having worked at various positions in the Dutch museum world (Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum), she set up the international advisory activity ‘Van Gogh Museum Professional Services’. In addition to her affinity with the business side of the art and culture world, she has also been involved in a number of startups outside the museum world.



Jahmaira Triest

Loving art and the Far East

Jahmaira Triest is an Oriental Languages and Communication graduate. She is a communication expert, who knows how to bridge the gap between the Western world and the Far East. The fact that she is specialized in Chinese (Mandarin) and has the know-how of the Chinese (business)culture gives her a great added value. By working in various international organizations, she gained experience in maintaining commercial, cultural and social contacts with relations in China. Her career goal is to combine the love she has for art with the business opportunities ‘The Red Dragon’ has to offer.


fleur lamers

connecting to art and the artist

Fleur Lamers studied Art History in Amsterdam, specializing in contemporary art. After her studies Fleur has always been active in the Amsterdam art scene where she worked for various art galleries, but also experienced the museum field while working for the Stedelijk Museum. During her time at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunst, she found her passion of bringing people together with art and the artist. With her organizational skills she coordinates a broad offer of contemporary art programs for masterclasses, art travels and the Art’s Club.



All the news there is to tell about Art Connector

Chinese visitors to your museum?

2 June 2018

On June 19, 2018 The Art Connector organizes the event ‘Chinese visitors to your museum?’ at the Mauritshuis in The Hague. This event is for museum professionals and interested people in changes within Chinese tourism. The goal of this event is to inspire how one can benefit from the growing group of individual travelers from […]

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Starting 2018 with a succesful event

5 January 2018

On the 13th of January The Art Connector opened its doors together with her (cultural) office partners to celebrate the new year. While enjoying Grimm Gallery’s new show ‘Plainsight’ from Ciarán Murphy, our art and culture friends were able to enjoy a good conversation over a glass of champagne and finger food. Since many other galleries opened up – […]

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Art & Culture Trade Mission to China (January 2018)

3 January 2018

Monique Knapen (co-founder of The Art Connector) went from 21-31 January on a art & culture trade mission to China. She visited various cities (Beijing – Shenzhen – Shanghai) to represent business cases for our clients. Amongst which: Light Art Collection (ALF),  Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA), City of Enschede and the Van Gogh Museum.  Besides the […]

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