Merida Steba appointed chairperson of the Supervisory Board

As of February 1, Merida Steba has been appointed chairperson of the Supervisory Board of Museum Speelklok. She takes over from Remco van Lunteren, whom the museum is saying goodbye to after more than five years.

Portretfoto van voorzitter Merida Steba
Portretfoto van voorzitter Merida Steba

Marian van Dijk, director of Museum Speelklok, about his departure: ‘Remco has guided us through the difficult corona period and I am very grateful to him for his great support in recent years.’

Merida Steba (55) has a background as a business administrator and currently works as a senior communications advisor at Waternet. Waternet is the water company responsible for the water supply of the municipality of Amsterdam and a large part of the provinces of Utrecht and North Holland. She is also a supervisor at Probiblio and a board member at Women Make The City in Amsterdam, a foundation that is committed to an inclusive city.

‘I take on the role of chairperson of the Supervisory Board at Museum Speelklok with great enthusiasm. Museum Speelklok is a beautiful and meaningful museum. It is not without reason that the museum welcomed its 100,000th visitor at the end of last year. In my opinion, Museum Speelklok is so attractive because of its rich collection, but also the stories about technology, music, a historical collection and a rich (and sometimes bitter) past. For me, the power lies in the way in which the museum is able to always connect these stories to the present. Such as with the special exhibition that focuses on the dilemmas of the makers. Because the programming bridges the gap between the present, past and future, the museum remains lively and relevant for a wide audience. I look forward to working with Marian, the team and the members of the Supervisory Board to further build on this in the coming years and tell new stories.’ – Merida Steba

Saskia van Dockum, member of the Supervisory Board, says that she looks forward to working with Merida as the new chairperson. ‘We assume that it will be just as enjoyable and inspiring as the one with her predecessor Remco van Lunteren. This beautiful museum, which surprises visitors time and time again, deserves the very best!’