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Ann Blokland works as a curator of education at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Ann is responsible for museum interpretation and education for adult visitors, always looking for the best methods and media to tell Van Gogh’s story.
The Van Gogh Museum wants to make the art and life of Vincent van Gogh accessible to a diverse audience. Van Gogh’s mental illness is an important part of his story and we felt it was about time we addressed it more openly! Developing a ‘mental health program’, together with young adults and health professionals, we want to make a positive contribution to their wellbeing. With Vincent as a starting point, we aim to foster dialogue, offer creative tools, and embrace diversity.