Cindy Zalm is an art historian specialised in the process of creation and materiality during her studies at the University of Amsterdam. She worked for ten years in the Collection Department of the Amsterdam Museum.
The last project she contributed to within this museum was the development of a new Collection Centre at the outskirts of the city and the transfer of all collections to this facility. Accessibility of the collection became an important theme during the realisation of this facility. After the project she worked for a commercial company as a consultant to many museum collections.
Since May 2017 Cindy took up the position of Head of Collection Management with the Nationaal Museum voor Wereldculturen, the Dutch organisation managing the four ethnographic museums and its collections in the Netherlands. NMVW is responsible for circa 500.000 objects and a collection of more than one million photographs and audio-visuals, currently spread over six different storage facilities. Accessibility of this collection, both physically as well as digitally has been the most important theme of her department.